Technology has transformed many aspects of our day-to-day lives, in particular education, information gathering and also socialising. However technology has also influenced the field of mental health and wellbeing, in particular through the use of apps on smart phones and tablets to gain information, learn strategies, and monitor. While there are an abundance of apps available in this field I will outline a few of the most relevant for Australian young people. I hope that you take a moment to have a look at some of these apps, and see which ones may be suitable or helpful for someone in your family.
These suggestions are not intended to replace or substitute for appropriate intervention and treatment where necessary. In addition, they may not meet the needs of every user, hence the options provided with regard to meditation and mindfulness opportunities.
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