We know that many young people do not make use of formal support, but choose instead to rely on peers.  Social media has provided a valuable forum for young people to give each other support.  

To understand this better we have a new project just started this year, looking at the way that young people give and receive support for psychological distress on social media.

TAKE PART IN THIS RESEARCH

If you are between the ages of 16 and 21, live in New Zealand and are a keen social media user you can: 

Take part in a survey: If you want to take part in a survey and go in the draw to win an iPad Pro click on this link 

Take part in a digital interview:  If you want to take part in a WhatsApp instant messaging interview and receive a $30 voucher email us now at kl.gibson@auckland.ac.nz for more information.