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ReachOut routinely publishes its research in peer-reviewed journals.

Evaluation of ReachOut.com, an Unstructured Digital Youth Mental Health Intervention: Prospective Cohort Study

Authors: Bianca Lorraine Kahl, BA; Hilary May Miller, MPH; Kathryn Cairns, PhD; Hayley Giniunas, BA; Mariesa Nicholas, BA

Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Year: 2020

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Effectiveness of a mental health service navigation website (Link) for young adults: Randomized controlled trial

Authors: Lena Sanci, M.L. Chatterton, Sylvia Kauer, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Sandra Davidson, Ann-Maree Duncan, Patty Chondros, Cathrine Mihalopoulos & Kerrie Buhagiar

Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Year: 2019

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The cost-effectiveness of an internet intervention to facilitate mental health help-seeking by young adults: Randomized controlled trial

Authors: Long Khanh-Dao Le, Lena Sanci, Mary Lou Chatterton, Sylvia Kauer, Kerrie Buhagiar & Cathrine Mihalopoulos

Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Year: 2019

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An exploration of young people’s concepts of wellbeing: Implications for designing online interventions

Authors: Megan Winsall, Simone Orlowski, Gillian Vogl, Victoria Blake, Mariesa Nicholas, Gaston Antezana, Geoff Schrader & Niranjan Bidargaddi

Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research Human Factors

Year: 2018

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Development of ReachOut Parents: A multi-component online program targeting parents to improve youth mental health outcomes

Authors: Kathryn Cairns, Sophie Potter, Kerrie Buhagiar & Mariesa Nicholas

Publication: Advances in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention

Year: 2018

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(Co-)Designing for inclusion: Understanding the needs of young people living in rural, remote and regional areas from an online prevention and early intervention service

Authors: Kathryn Cairns, Louisa Welland & Mariesa Nicholas

Publication: Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 9th Conference Proceedings

Year: 2017

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Young people, the internet and mental health

Authors: Derek Chambers, Kathryn Cairns & Lorraine Ivancic

Publication: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine

Year: 2017

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Facilitating mental health help-seeking by young adults with a dedicated online program: A feasibility study of Link

Authors: Sylvia Kauer, Kerrie Buhagiar, Victoria Blake & Lena Sanci

Publication: BMJ Open

Year: 2017

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Efficacy of a web-based guided recommendation service for a curated list of readily available mental health and wellbeing mobile apps for young people: Randomized controlled trial

Authors: Niranjan Bidargaddi, Peter Musiat, Megan Winsall, Gillian Vogl, Victoria Blake, Stephen Quinn, Simone Orlowski, Gaston Antezana & Geoffrey Schrader

Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Year: 2017

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Using participatory design to engage young people in the development of a new online tool to increase help-seeking

Authors: Victoria Blake, Kerrie Buhagiar, Sylvia Kauer, Mariesa Nicholas, Lena Sanci & Julie Grey

Publication: Journal of Applied Youth Studies

Year: 2016

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Helping young people going through tough times: Perspectives for a peer-to-peer chat support system

Authors: Khushnood Z. Naqshbandi, David N. Milne, Ben Davies, Sophie Potter, Rafael A. Calvo & Simon Hoermann

Publication: Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction

Year: 2016

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Facilitating mental health help-seeking in young adults: The underlying theory and development of an online navigation tool

Authors: Sylvia Kauer, Kerrie Buhagiar & Lena Sanci

Publication: Advances in Mental Health

Year: 2016

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Development and evaluation of an internet-based program to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young men

Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Kathryn McCabe, Tracey Davenport, Jane M. Burns, Kitty Rahilly, Mariesa Nicholas & Ian B. Hickie

Publication: Interactive Technology and Smart Education

Year: 2015

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Encouraging young men’s participation in mental health research and treatment: Perspectives in our technological age

Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Kathryn L. McCabe, Kitty A. Rahilly, Mariesa A. Nicholas, Tracey A. Davenport, Jane M. Burns & Ian B. Hickie

Publication: Clinical Investigation

Year: 2014

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Embracing technologies to improve well-being for young people

Authors: Michelle Blanchard, Aram Hosie & Jane Burns

Publication: Commonwealth Health Partnerships: Youth, health and employment. Cambridge: Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd

Year: 2013

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Participatory design of evidence-based online youth mental health promotion, intervention and treatment

Authors: Dr Penny Hagen, Dr Philippa Collin, Atari Metcalf, Mariesa Nicholas, Kitty Rahilly & Nathalie Swainston

Publication: Young and Well CRC Publication

Year: 2012

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Using participatory design methods to engage the uninterested

Authors: Mariesa Nicholas, Penny Hagen, Kitty Rahilly & Nathalie Swainston

Publication: Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference, 2012, pp. 121–124, 2012-01

Year: 2012

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Complex connections: Meaningful youth participation for mental health promotion

Authors: P. Collin, K. Rahilly, J.C. Stephens-Reicher, M. Blanchard, H. Herrman. & J. Burns

Publication: Youth Studies Australia

Year: 2012

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ReachOut.com: The role of an online service for promoting help-seeking in young people

Authors: Philippa J. Collin, Atari T. Metcalf, Justine C. Stephens-Reicher, Michelle E. Blanchard, Helen E. Herrman, Kitty Rahilly & Jane M. Burns

Publication: Advances in Mental Health,10:1,39-51,DOI:10.5172/jamh.2011.10.1.39

Year: 2011

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Mental health of young people in the United States: What role can the internet play in reducing stigma and promoting help seeking?

Authors: Jane M. Burns, Lauren A. Durkin & Jonathan Nicholas

Publication: Journal of Adolescent Health

Year: 2011

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Reaching the hard-to-reach: How information communication technologies can reach young people at greater risk of mental health difficulties

Authors: Justine Stephens-Reicher, Atari Metcalf, Michelle Blanchard, Cheryl Mangan & Jane Burns

Publication: Australasian Psychiatry

Year: 2011

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The internet as a setting for mental health service utilisation by young people

Authors: Jane M. Burns, Tracey A. Davenport, Lauren A. Durkin, Georgina M. Luscombe & Ian B. Hickie

Publication: Medical Journal of Australia

Date: 2010

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Reach Out Central: A serious game designed to engage young men to improve mental health and wellbeing

Authors: Jane M. Burns, Marianne Webb, Lauren A. Durkin & Ian B. Hickie

Publication: Medical Journal of Australia

Year: 2010

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The role of internet technology and social branding in improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people

Author: Jonathan Nicholas

Publication: Perspectives in Public Health

Year: 2010

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Bridging the digital divide in Australia: The potential implications for the mental health of young people experiencing marginalisation

Authors: Jane Burns, Michelle Blanchard & Atari Metcalf

Publication: Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society

Year: 2010

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Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties: Challenges and opportunities explored

Authors: Marianne Webb, Jane Burns & Philippa Collin

Publication: Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Year: 2008

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Bridging the digital divide: Utilising technology to promote social connectedness and civic engagement amongst marginalised young people

Authors: Atari Metcalf, Michelle Blanchard, Trent McCarthy & Jane Burns

Publication: 3CMedia: Journal of Community, Citizen's & Third Sector Media & Communication

Year: 2008

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Reach Out! Innovation in service delivery

Authors: Jane Burns, Carolyn Morey, Alexandra Lagelée, Anna Mackenzie & Jonathan Nicholas

Publication: Medical Journal of Australia

Year: 2007

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Engaging, understanding and including young people in the provision of mental health services

Authors: Rosie Swanton, Philippa Collin, Jane Burns & Ingrid Sorensen

Publication: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Year: 2007

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Building resilience in young people through meaningful participation

Authors: Kylie G. Oliver, Philippa Collin, Jane Burns & Jonathan Nicholas

Publication: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5:1, 34-40, DOI: 10.5172/jamh.5.1.34

Year: 2006

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Help-seeking behaviour and the internet: An investigation among Australian adolescents

Authors: Jonathan Nicholas, Kylie Oliver, Kylie Lee & Matt O’Brien

Publication: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 3:1, 16-23, DOI: 10.5172/jamh.3.1.16

Year: 2004

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