Journal article

Mental health promotion in the Internet age: a consultation with Australian young people to inform the design of an online mindfulness training programme

Kaveh Monshat, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Jane Burns, Helen Herrman

HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012

Abstract

Mindfulness training (MT) has been shown to lead to significant improvements in psychological distress and emotion regulation skills. The Internet has many advantages as a medium for building emotional skills in young people. The aim of this study was to involve young people in designing an online MT programme. A draft programme was initially designed based on a review of the literature and an established face-to-face programme for medical students. Twenty young people were then recruited through online advertising and 13 (age 16-26) interviewed. They were asked to comment on how useful, easy to use and enjoyable they found the proposed programme and how the draft version and its planned eva..

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