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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

On Thursday July 21, 2022, GGTU hosted the final installment of the three-part webinar series, The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions. Dr. Skye Barbic (UBC/Foundry) and Al Raimundo (Foundry BC) co-presented this latest webinar titled, Bridging the Digital Divide to Optimize Health Outcomes and Experiences for Youth.

In this webinar, the speakers described the digital health needs of young people accessing youth mental health services and outlined current ways in which youth are learning about mental health through social media platforms. The speakers also described the development of a new app by Foundry BC designed to engage young people in care and provided an engaging demonstration of the app. They also discussed the importance of reducing service access barriers for youth and the risks of not leveraging digital technologies for supporting the health trajectory of young people.

Please check out the webinar recording and slides by following this link!

You can also find the other webinars from our digital technology series on our website by scrolling through the list of archived content under 'Webinars'. Please have a look for Part 1: Swipe Sesh’: Exploring the Impacts of Dating Apps on Mental Health among Adults and Part 2: Coping with Disaster: Mental Health, Substance Use and Financial Concerns Associated with Online Gambling during COVID-19.


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