Computer use and attitudes towards computerised therapy amongst young people and parents attending Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

P Stallard, S Velleman, Tom Richardson

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Abstract

Background: There has been little research examining attitudes towards computerised therapy in young people.

Method: A self-report survey of 37 young people and 31 parents using Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Results: Young people reported high levels of computer usage and online help-seeking behaviour. Young people were cautious about computerised therapy whereas parents were more positive, identifying more benefits than concerns.

Conclusions: Mental health professionals need to be aware of young people's online help-seeking behaviour in order to correct inaccuracies and maximise uptake of computerised therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalChild and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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