E-tool for online interactive assessment of young people’s wellbeing

Project Details

The E-tools project is an implementation study in the general practice setting that focuses on electronic health risk screening for young people attending primary care. It seeks to provide a therapeutically engaging online platform for young people to communicate their health risks, strengths and concerns to GPs and other primary care providers in a time efficient, effective and systematic way.

Such technology has been found in earlier pilots to increase reporting of health risks, trust in the provider and confidence that concerns will be kept confidential.



Professor Debra Rickwood, Chief Scientific Advisor, Headspace


Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre 'Online interactive assessment e-tool for assessing health risks in young people presenting to primary care. (2012-2016)

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

Webb M, Sanci L, Kauer S, Wadley G: Designing a health screening tool to help young people communicate with their general practitioner. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction. Melbourne: ACM; 2015:124–133.

Research Group

Children and Young People’s Health

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

General Practice

Unit / Centre

Children and Young People’s Health