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Using AI to personalise treatment decisions in youth mental health services

Start year: 2024

Summary: Mental illness is a major cause of death and disability and death among young people. The heterogeneity and variable course of mental illness makes individual treatment decisions difficult. This project will develop and translate the 'Youth Outcomes Decision Assistant (YODA)', a suite of intelligence and analytics tools to support shared and informed decision-making, into youth mental health services. Stream 1 (data science) will enhance the explainable machine learning algorithms used by YODA; stream 2 (digital technology) will digitalise and integrate YODA with existing health technologies; and stream 3 (health services) will determine how to embed these tools in clinical practice and evaluate their impact on clinical decision-making.