vSHADE is a randomised controlled trial, funded by the Defence Health Foundation to examine online support for ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel aged 18-45.
The mental health and well-being of ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel is of paramount importance. The vSHADE project aims to address this need.
SHADE is a 10-session internet delivered program which has demonstrated effectiveness in the general population for reduction of depressive symptoms and hazardous alcohol use.
BreathingSpace is a secure and anonymous online community specifically built for the vSHADE study.
The vSHADE study evaluating the effectiveness of SHADE with and without the secure BreathingSpace social network amongst ex-serving ADF personnel.