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Launch of the SMART Research Program

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Date: Tuesday 05 May 2015
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St Fitzroy VIC 3065

A screenshot of the SMART website

The Self-Management and Recovery Technology (SMART) project is a research program on how online technology can be used by mental health services to promote recovery. This innovative project is being led by Swinburne University of Technology, funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with partners in the community mental health sector.

The SMART project has created online resources for use by mental health services. These include video stories of recovery by people who have been through their own journey of recovery, as well as professionally developed tools and strategies.


  • Special guest on the evening will be Dr Eleanor Longden, TED presenter, consumer leader, and researcher, who will share her experiences and knowledge of publicly telling her story of hearing voices and recovery. Dr Longden is in Australia to deliver the 17th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture and appears courtesy of MI Fellowship.
  • Dr Neil Thomas, Director National e-Therapy Centre, Swinburne University who will introduce the SMART project
  • A panel of project participants and workers who will discuss their involvement in SMART

The event will be of interest to people who use mental health services, mental health professionals, family members and carers, service managers, researchers and students. 

This event is a launch of the first uses of SMART in routine practice in a number of mental health services. Information for persons interested in participating in our research will be available on the night, or by calling the SMART Team at Swinburne University of Technology on 03 9214 5304.

Please ensure you register for this event as numbers are strictly limited.

The SMART project launch is a Schizophrenia Awareness Week event.