Friday Free Stuff - 18th July

18 July 2014


is an online e-therapy tool, created by the University of Auckland, designed to help young people learn skills to manage feeling down, depressed or stressed. This is not your typical computer game of combat and destruction; rather, players adopt a warrior avatar and smash negative thoughts with fireballs while trying to save the world from pessimism and misery. Results published in the British Medical Journal found SPARX to be just as effective as face-to-face counselling in helping adolescents manage mild to moderate depression.