WeClick: A study to evaluate a mobile app for young people’s relationships


What is the WeClick study?

WeClick is a mobile app designed to help young people with relationships. It has been developed by the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney.

The app tells the stories of the four young people who are each facing different relationship issues. By completing the activites, the app is designed to help young people build positive coping skills and increase their knowledge of where to seek help.

Researchers at the Black Dog Institute would now like to test whether using the app improves young people’s mental health. This study is being led by Dr Bridianne O’Dea.


Who can participate?

This study is suited to the following young people:

  • Aged 12 to 16 years
  • Living in Australia
  • Fluent in English
  • Have a valid email address
  • Use a smartphone (Android or iPhone)
  • Have internet access
  • Can get signed permission from one of their parents.


What is involved?

  • Using online surveys, we will ask young people a few questions about themselves, their relationships, and how they have been feeling.
  • There will be 3 surveys to complete: one at the beginning, one at 4 weeks, and one at 3 months.
  • When the first survey is done, each participant will be randomly allocated to a group.
  • Group 1 will be asked to download the app immediately and use it for 4 weeks.
  • Group 2 will be given access to the app after a 4 week waiting period.
  • An email will be sent when the app is ready to download.
  • Participants can withdraw from the study at any time, with no questions asked.
  • The surveys do not require any contact with the research team.
  • The young person will receive a $15 e-voucher for each survey completed.


Want to take part?

Due to overwhelming demand, this study is no longer recruiting any new participants. Please visit again in the future for more updates.