Video about SPARX – a computer program that helps young people with depression.
SPARX was developed with the help of young people and is based on a type of ‘talking therapy’ called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short. You can do CBT with a counsellor or a psychologist but you can also learn CBT skills from a computer program like SPARX. What makes computerised CBT (like SPARX) unique is that you can do it on your own, at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you; all you need is a computer with access to the internet.
What is SPARX & how does it work?
The people behind SPARX give an overview of what SPARX is, how it works and how it was created. Hear from the University of Auckland research team who developed SPARX, led by Dr Sally Merry, as well as from young people who have tried the progam. Also, hear what Sir John Kirwan thinks about SPARX.
Feeling down, worried or stressed? Take control with SPARX!
SPARX is an online program designed to help young people cope with feeling down, worried or stressed. SPARX can help you cope with those thoughts and feelings keeping you down.
SPARX can help a young person in your family or care
This video gives a short overview of how SPARX can help a young person in your family or care.
A message from Stan Walker
Stan Walker shares why he is supporting SPARX. Stan has made his latest single "Bully" available to be used to promote SPARX.