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An exploration of the utilisation of online mental health self-help programmes

‘Online mental health self-help programmes’ are website and app-based self-help programmes offered as a way to improve mental well-being and cope with mental health problems. This research explores how online mental health self-help programmes are used by adults with mental health problems in their everyday lives. It also seeks to understand what place technology has in the experience of using such programmes for mental health support.

Who can take part?
• If you are 18 years or older and currently live in the Republic of Ireland
• If you identify yourself as having or having had a mental health problem (a clinical diagnosis is not required)
• If you have used an online mental health self-help programme to get support for a mental health problem

What does taking part involve?
• A 20-25 minute anonymous online survey about your use of online mental health self-help programmes and the associated technology.
• Would you like to share more about your experience with online mental health self-help programmes? You can also take part in an individual interview with the researcher.

Study link:

This is a research study conducted by Manuela Ascari as part of her doctoral study at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, under the supervision of Dr Mary Farrelly and Dr Líam Mac Gabhann.

Contact details:
Manuela Ascari
Phone: 01-7008926
Please contact Manuela should you have any queries about the study or participating.

This research study has been approved by Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee (REC Reference: DCUREC/2017/073).