The current psychiatric treatment of children and young people consists primarily of classic therapies which take place at the mental health care facility. However, interviews with young people have shown that they would prefer to be contacted via Internet or social media. The use of interactive media, game elements, and applied games is also an effective method of motivating young people to alter their behaviour. Mental health care facilities have developed the app ‘M’n Mattie’ (‘My Mate’) to give young people and their parents more control over their treatment process. Building blocks were developed within the framework of this project in order to launch this app in a healthcare context.
This project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.
The contact person for this project is Dries Booten.