Participant Information and Consent Statement

What is the purpose of the study?

Digital technology can present both opportunities and harms to young people and their mental health. For example, technology can be used to deliver therapeutic interventions or to interface with services to provide additional means of building relationships with and supporting service users. Equally, heavy technology use amongst young people has been linked to poor mental health outcomes and may pose specific risks for those already experiencing difficulties such as self-harm, suicidal ideation or eating disorders. There has been some suggestion that such risks could be considered during mental health consultations. Our research will work with key stakeholders, including health and social care practitioners, to explore questions around how young people’s digital technology use could be drawn upon and responded to during mental health consultation to improve the delivery of care and to manage risk. As a first step, we want to scope current practice, including that which is informal or innovative; and to gather practitioners' views about what might be beneficial, feasible and acceptable. 

Before completing this survey, please read the participant information sheet which can be found here.

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr Lucy Biddle: lucy.biddle@bristol.ac.uk or Dr Jane Derges: jane.derges@bristol.ac.uk
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