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WEBINAR: The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions Series, Part 3: Bridging the Digital Divide to Optimize Health Outcomes and Experiences for Youth

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WEBINAR: The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions Series, Part 3: Bridging the Digital Divide to Optimize Health Outcomes and Experiences for Youth

This co-presented webinar is part 3 of 3 in GGTU’s 2022 series of standalone yet interconnected webinars titled, ‘The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions’. New evidence and experience will be shared to demonstrate the digital health needs of young people who are accessing youth mental health services. A particular focus will be how young people engage with social media platforms (e.g., TikTok, Instagram). The presenters will describe the development of a new app by Foundry BC to engage young people in care and discuss the risks of not leveraging digital technologies for supporting the health trajectories of young people. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions during a Q&A.

Thursday July 21, 2022 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT!

Learning objectives:

1) Describe the digital health needs of young people accessing youth mental health services
2) Outline current ways in which young people are learning about mental health through social media platforms

Speakers:

Skye Barbic, PhD
Skye Barbic is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Head Scientist at Foundry. Skye brings over 18 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist working with youth and young adults with mental health and substance use disorders. As the Head Scientist at Foundry, Skye oversees all research activities and informs the Foundry community and partners about key results used to improve services.

Al Raimundo, BA
Al spends their days working as a Business Analyst on the awesome Foundry BC platform. Prior to that, they worked for 10 years making really awesome mental health apps and co-designing processes to engage diverse youth. Al is a thought leader for their work, having delivered over 600 talks worldwide including at the United Nations World Youth Day, TedX, and Canada’s Senate and many other federal government tables.

To register for this exciting webinar, please click this link: https://app.certain.com/profil...formID=0x3319301abcd

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