“Friends are awesome. But sometimes they make us worried and its hard to know what to say or do.
In the form of a mobile app, researchers at The University of Sydney are developing a new program to help young people better support their friends when their friends may be facing tough times (for example, times when young people notice that a friend may be feeling down, stressed out, not themselves or might be trying alcohol or other drugs).
Our mission is to empower young people to have the confidence to know what to do and say in these situations. We also want young people to be part of the solution and are passionate about involving them in the design and evaluation of this program.”
Find more from Mind Your Mate (Australia, 2020)