Journal article

The development of a randomised controlled trial testing the effects of an online intervention among school students at risk of suicide

Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Sarah Bendall, Alison Yung, Hok Pan Yuen, Kate Templer, Jane Pirkis

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Suicide-related behaviour among young people is of significant concern, yet little is known regarding the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce risk among this population. Of those interventions that have been tested, cognitive-behavioural therapy appears to show some promise among young people with suicidal ideation. Internet-based interventions are becoming increasingly popular and have shown some effect in preventing and treating depression and anxiety in young people. However, to date there are no randomised controlled trials examining the impact of Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy among suicidal youth. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomised controlled t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study is being funded by a beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence grant. The pilot study received funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and from an NHMRC Program Grant. JP is on a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship. SH and SB are both on a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. OYHRC is affiliated with Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne and receives funding from the Colonial Foundation.