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"...it is time that mental health interventions are provided for young people through means that are accessible and usable."

Can tools like social networking services help improve one’s mood?

Material developed by Aine Horgan is being used in Lose the Blues as part of a research study undertaken at UCC by Ms Horgan and supported by Dr John Sweeney and Prof Geraldine McCarthy in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The web service technology is developed and delivered by New Media Med but the service operates under the complete control of the University giving them control of their own data - important to ensure the community provides a safe environment under the control of its clients. The NMM social networking service provides the infrastructure for the trial, hosting reliable trusted online communities where clients control their own data.

For more details see www.losetheblues.ie, the newmediamed blog, and the article in the Irish Times Health Briefing.

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