What is the OurFutures Mental Health Study?

The OurFutures Mental Health Study aims to empower young people to prevent and reduce anxiety and depression and improve their health and wellbeing.

Who is behind OurFutures Mental Health?

The initiative is led by health and education experts from the University of Sydney.

Do I need to pay to use the OurFutures Mental Health Program?

No. Access to the OurFutures Mental Health Program is currently for the purpose of research that is supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Movember Foundation.

How do I gain access to OurFutures Mental Health?

If your school has agreed to take part in the study, you can gain access to the OurFutures Mental Health Program via  ourfuturesmentalhealth.org.au and registering for an account using the unique code provided to your school.

If you are interested in being part of this program, please contact us. Likewise, if you are part of this research but having trouble logging on, please contact us.

What if I no longer want to participate in OurFutures Mental Health?

If you (or your child) are currently participating in the OurFutures Mental Health Program and would like to withdraw from the study, please contact us by emailing Ms Sasha Bailey at sasha.bailey@sydney.edu.au. Your decision to withdraw will not affect your/their relationship with the researchers or anyone else at the University of Sydney or collaborating institutions now or in the future.

Technical requirements

The OurFutures Mental Health Program requires a stable internet connection and access to a web browser. The program has been tested using Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari. If you have any technical issues accessing the site, please contact us.

Can I access this website on my phone or other mobile device?

Yes. OurFutures Mental Health is optimised to be accessed on your phone, tablet and other mobile devices.

What does evidence-based mean?

To say that a resource is “evidence-based” is to say that it is informed or supported by evidence. The evidence that supports or backs up a particular resource may take different forms. In the case of the OurFutures Mental Health Program, “evidence-based” means that the information provided comes from reliable information sources and is backed by scientific research studies. In addition, all of the information contained in the OurFutures Mental Health Program has been reviewed by health and education experts.

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