Public engagement in India: Can your phone make you happier? 

Can your phone make you happier?

Would you use your phone to get help when you are feeling down or anxious? Would you recommend your friends to do so? Many young people nowadays resort to digital resources like Woebot, Wysa, Your Dost, and Monument Valley when they are not feeling ok. We want to explore what young people think about digital platforms for mental health support to make sure that they have a say in the development and dissemination of these tools. Whether you already use them or are curious to know more, join us for an inspiring and exciting afternoon! You will have the opportunity to try out the most innovative mental health digital tools and discuss their pros and cons in small teams.

The event in India is a collaboration between BeGOOD, part of Neuroscience, Ethics and Society at the University of Oxford, Sangath, and My Mind Our Humanity  Together we are organising the event to gain a better understanding of  young people’s views, values and preferences about digital tools and platforms providing mental health support.

The event will be facilitated by Pattie Gonsalves (Project director, Sangath),  Gabriela Pavarini (Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford), Jessica Lorimer (Research assistant, University of Oxford), Arianna Manzini (PhD student, University of Oxford)

Who is it for? Anyone between 18 and 24 years old is welcome to participate

Where? The Humming Tree, Bangalore, India

When? 4th December 2018, 2-4 pm

Cost and expenses: Registration is free. We will provide participants a local travel allowance (within Bangalore)

How do I register? We have 30 places available so please apply early using the online registration form. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact the workshop organizers: Pattie Gonsalves ( and Gabriela Pavarini (

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