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SPARX game therapy for students

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SPARX game therapy for students
by Max Ross - Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:17 AM

Funded by the ministry of education SPARX is therapy in an online game format and aims to help young people struggling with difficult emotions.

"SPARX is an online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland, as an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. SPARX helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed. The effectiveness of SPARX has been proven to be as good as standard care in a Randomised Control Trial undertaken by the University of Auckland. It could help you or people you know.

It’s normal to feel down, angry or stressed at times but when these feelings don’t go away or when they start affecting how you’re getting on with school or other people, you may need some extra help."