Participate in research

Would you like to try mindfulness in virtual reality?

The National eTherapy Centre would like to invite you to participate in research trialling Virtual Reality (VR) as a technology that can deliver mindfulness training.

We are interested in exploring how acceptable and feasible it is to use VR for mindfulness in the general population. Participating will involve:

-          Attending a session and Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia)  

-          Answering some questions about yourself and your mental health;

-          Wearing a heart rate monitor; and

-          Trying a mindfulness practice in VR for approximately 10 minutes.

We are also interested in hearing about your experience of the VR. You can choose to also participate in an additional 1 hour audio-recorded interview or focus group to talk about your options and experiences after using the VR mindfulness program.

To be eligible to participate in this research you must be:

-          18 years of age or over;

-          Be fluent in English; and

-          Have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing.

You will be unable to participate if you have:

-          Been diagnosed with photosensitive epilepsy;

-          Previous experience of severe cybersickness;

-          Are currently taking psychotropic medication (e.g., antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs); or

-          Are currently experiencing ongoing and serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, psychosis).

If you are interested in participating please follow this link to:

Sign up by completing a Screening Survey and Expression of Interest

 

If you have any questions about the research, please contact mho-research@swin.edu.au

This study is supported by funding provided by the Department of Health (Commonwealth of Australia) Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes measure.

Last Updated : 05-Sep-2018