The internet offers countless avenues to escape stressors, feel socially connected, and be entertained. But too much time online and loss of control over our internet use is linked with increased loneliness and depression, low productivity, and poor sleep. Problematic internet use (PIU) is a growing global mental health issue, to which university students appear especially vulnerable. Despite this, there has been no research to date on treatments for those experiencing PIU. BrainPark is aiming to address this gap by conducting a world-first research study that uses mindfulness meditation to help individuals build healthy online behaviours and improve their mental health.
If you are interested in participating, please click here to find out more and to see if the study is a good fit for you.
This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC): Project Number: 29159