Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
This study uses a diary run on mobile phones to track what young people do from day-to-day. It is the first study worldwide to combine the technology of mobile phones and a diary that gets information as it occurs.
Information is captured about:
The diary is easy-to-use and youth friendly. It starts by itself and allows young people to text in their own answers or select from a list.
Young people in schools around Victoria and in Melbourne clinics are involved in this study.
- Fresh Innovators
- Telstra Foundation
- Windermere Fellowship
We have also received support from:
- Telstra Corporation
- Crazy John's Mobile Phones
Dr Sophie Reid
Reid, S. C., Kauer, S. D., Hearps, S. J., Crooke, A. H., Khor, A. S., Sanci, L. A., & Patton, G. C. (2013). A mobile phone application for the assessment and management of youth mental health problems in primary care: health service outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of mobiletype. BMC family practice, 14(1), 84.
Reid, S. C., Kauer, S. D., Dudgeon, P., Sanci, L. A., Shrier, L. A., & Patton, G. C. (2009). A mobile phone program to track young people’s experiences of mood, stress and coping. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(6), 501-507.