Youth and community-directed e-mental health intervention designed with and for Inuit Youth
I-SPARX teaches young people skills that can be used to fight off low moods and negative thoughts
I-SPARX players enter a fantasy world, where balance has been disrupted and light has been taken. Players create their own character and are given a mission to help restore balance and light to the land by collecting Power Gems. Navigating through 7 levels, youth complete challenges that help them learn skills based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which can help them sort out problems in the real world, too!
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
CBT is one of the most-used and recommended treatments for youth facing difficulties with their mood. CBT focuses on understanding the relationship between what we think, how we feel, and what we do. Our thoughts affect our feelings, and our feelings affect our actions. I-SPARX teaches skills that can help young people learn how to change their negative thoughts and replace them with more realistic, balanced thoughts.