ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cognitive Behavior Therapy App – MoodKit [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

MoodKit is an iPhone app that helps people to cope with depression or anxiety. It is developed by Thriveport which main team includes clinical psychologists Dr. Edrick Dorian and Dr. Drew … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

iPad assessment for testing dementia within 10 minutes – CANTABmobile [VIDEO]

CANTABmobile by Cambridge Cognition is an iPad assessment for testing memory to help doctors decide if someone’s memory is normal for their age, or if there are real concerns. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

An App To Provide Information About Health Issues To Young People – Well Happy App [VIDEO]

Well Happy is a new app for iOS and Android aimed at people aged between 12 and 25 who are concerned about mental health, sexual health, and drugs, alcohol and … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Develop A Mental Health App – My Journey [VIDEO]

My Journey – an mental health app for young people – has been mentioned here before. Recently Sarah Amani shared her experience of the development of that app in a … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Online Tools for Psychotherapy with Young People

Here is a list of online tools that psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg uses in the work work with young people. This list of online tools is taken from an interview … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fifth Army | An App for Young People dealing with Depression, Bullying or Homophobia [VIDEO]

[youtube] THE FIFTH ARMY is a movement tackling three big issues affecting young people today – depression, homophobia and bullying. By completing missions and earning points to move up the … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Real Psychological Motivation Behind Social Networking |

It’s one of the simplest of words in the English language; four letters, one syllable. It comes with a nifty blue icon too, a thumbs up. I’m referring to the … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Journey – A mobile app designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health – The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team

The my Journey Mobile app is a bespoke mobile application designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health, get advice on what helps … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 3 Comments
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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