A young boy looking sad being comforted by his mother.

An Explorative Study of Digital Mental Health Programs for Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

You are invited to participate in a research study on understanding the emotional needs of adolescents with cerebral palsy.

Researchers at the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Westmead want to better understand the emotional experience of adolescents with cerebral palsy, identify supports that may be helpful for adolescents, and explore different ways for adolescents and their families to learn about emotions and strategies. To do this, adolescents and their parents are invited to attend a focus group where they can share their experiences and ideas. This important contribution of people with lived experience will shape adaptations to a program that teaches emotion skills to best suit the needs of adolescents and their families.

Who can participate? Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (excluding adolescents with co-occurring moderate or below moderate intellectual disability) and their parents / carers.

What is involved? One online questionnaire and for adolescents, a 60-90 minute face-to-face OR online focus group and for parents, a 60 minute online focus group.

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Recruitment end date: 31st May 2024

Contact Name:  Anita Gardiner (Research Psychologist, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead)

Email: Anita.Gardner@health.nsw.gov.au