Black Dog Institute
Innovation Name: The Future Proofing Study
Awards: 3rd Most Innovative Government, Education and Not-for-Profit Company
Black Dog Institute’s Future Proofing Study delivered a mental health intervention to ~7000 students using a fantasy adventure game on their mobile phones. The world-first trial combined cognitive behavioural therapy with a predictive data and behavioural profiling technique called ‘digital phenotyping’ to help identify young people at risk of mental illness.
The study aims to both prevent depression and anxiety symptoms as well as predict the development of these symptoms in young people.