Psychology Colloquium: Dr Steph Kershaw (Matilda Centre, University of Sydney)
Matilda Centre, University of Sydney
Title: A digital health initiative about crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’)
Crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) presents not only a ‘substance use problem’ but also a mental health problem in Australia. Cracks in the Ice (CITI) is a digital public health initiative that was developed as part of a national response to concerns about the drug. Cracks in the Ice aims to provide evidence-based information and resources about ice to the Australian community including people who use ice, families & friends, community members and health workers. In 2019, a large scale online national survey was conducted to assess participants’ perceptions of the toolkit along with their knowledge and attitudes towards ice and the people who use it. This presentation will include an introduction to Cracks in the Ice, as well as findings from the survey.