Adapting a Personalized Positive Parenting Digital Health Program for Youth Mental Health Promotion in Malaysia

  • Golden, Karen (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Yap, Marie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Xie, Jue (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Olivier, Patrick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wu, Ling (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Shaikh, Farooq (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kia Fatt, Quek (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Su, Tin Tin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Phan, Raphael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dharmaratne, Anuja Thimali (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kirk, Hannah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Warren, Narelle (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Robinson, Penelope (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ilias, Kartini (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Jamil, Nursuriati (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Kamaralzaman, Sazlina (Associate Investigator (AI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Depression and anxiety are leading causes of the disease burden in young people in Malaysia and globally. Individuals on the autism spectrum face even greater risks. Preventive interventions targeting parents have demonstrated positive effects on child wellbeing outcomes. International documents have advocated for public mental health interventions for young people targeting parents and interventions supporting those on the autism spectrum. There remains a dearth of evidence-based e-parenting
resources to empower Malaysian parents, who face new challenges during COVID-19 on top of coping with ongoing stigmas. This interdisciplinary team proposes to conduct a mixed-methods needs analysis to adapt existing Australian/UK digital health parenting interventions into an online platform optimised for use in Malaysia, and to develop and pilot a framework for its Malaysian cultural adaptation/implementation. This platform can facilitate future adaptations to foster youth mental health in marginalised populations and strengthen existing Australia--South-East Asia links with the Turner Institute and Faculty of IT.
Short titleMalaysian Partners in Parenting
Effective start/end date4/01/2130/12/22


  • Monash University Malaysia: AUD99,532.91


  • Youth mental health
  • digital health
  • Human-Computer Interaction