MyTeen text-messaging programme provides free postive parenting and mental health tips for parents with teens

MyTeen text-messaging programme provides free postive parenting and mental health tips for parents with teens

 
Author: Dr Joanna Chu,  National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland
Published 24 May 2018


Parenting and being part of a family are very important to the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The teenage years are when our children are still very much in need of our support, guidance, affection and communication. But we know that parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often rewarding, it can also be really hard work.

The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland is inviting parents/primary caregivers who are caring for a child aged 10 to 15 years old to take part in the MyTeen study. This study will examine whether a free text-messaging programme providing positive parenting tips and information on youth mental health is helpful.

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All NIHI needs is an hour of your time over the course of three months to complete 3 online questionnaires.

If you are interested in hearing more about the study please contact myteen@auckland.ac.nz or call 0800 367 6444.

Remember accessing parenting support isn’t just about dealing with problems, it’s about preparing your teen(s) to be successful adults!!

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