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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Development of the stay strong iPad app



The aim of this research project is to develop a mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use intervention in a computerised (iPad app) format to assist therapists to deliver a structured, evidenced based, and culturally appropriate intervention to their Indigenous clients.

The project will use the existing Aboriginal integrated mental health initiative (AIMHi) stay strong care plan to develop a visually appealing, accessible, and suitable app for clinician supported delivery.

The app will contain a number of steps which aim to help clients examine the impact of their substance use or mental health on their relationships, health, work, and future goals. The app will help individuals to:

The app will be trialled with mental health, AOD use and other health service providers.

This project is an initiative of the Menzies School of Health Research, and is in partnership with the Queensland Institute of Technology.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Associate Professor Tricia Nagel
Chief Investigator
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Royal Darwin Hospital
PO Box 41096
Casaurina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187


Last updated: 2 September 2015
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