New digital health program released for the LGBQ communityPosted: Friday 10 November 2017
A new digital health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people, who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression, has just been released through My Digital Health, operated through Federation University Australia.
“The marriage equality postal survey has brought with it additional stresses and burdens for many members of the LGBQ community to manage and we hope that the LIFE FLeX – LGBQ program may be especially useful at this time, as well as into the future,” the University’s Professor of Digital Health & Psychology, Britt Klein, said.
LIFE FLeX – LGBQ is a tailored version of the current LIFE FLeX anxiety and depression digital health program. It incorporates seven biopsychosocial intervention modules, as well as a focus on increasing positive emotions and the role of brain/neural plasticity.
“The LIFE FLeX program also has an interactive mood and lifestyle self-monitoring system that can help individuals to better see the connections between how they ‘feel’ and what they ‘do’, as well as to gauge their progress as they work through the program,” Professor Klein said.
People can also connect a FitBit wearable device to the self-monitoring system, so that they can discover even more about themselves.
“The platform offers the general public access to free web, tablet and mobile enabled self-help digital health programs via research evaluation trials,” Professor Klein said.
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