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Rossignol Mandy , Gaugue Justine , Ris Laurence , "“Home Stress Home” : a self-help website to manage anxiety during containment." in 50th EABCT Congress . September 2-5., 81, Athens, Greece, 2020

  • Codes CREF : Psychopathologie (DI3513), Neurosciences cognitives (DI4296), Sciences cognitives (DI4290), Psychologie cognitive (DI4211)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Psychologie cognitive et Neuropsychologie (P325)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies du langage (Langage), Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)
  • Centres UMONS : Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Psychophysiologie et Electrophysiologie de la cognition (CIPsE), Mind & Health (CREMH)
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(Anglais) “HOME STRESS HOME”: A SELF-HELP WEBSITE TO MANAGE ANXIETY DURING CONTAINMENT M. Rossignol1 , L. Ris 2 , J. Gaugue3 1 Department of Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Mons 2 Department of Neurosciences, University of Mons 3 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Mons Research has shown that many people have suffered from containment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with grief, fear of illness, lack of understanding of policy measures, and an economic recession, many citizens report feelings of depression and anxiety. However, most mental health services are not easily accessible in this crisis period and the economic situation of many people does not allow them to consult online. While this situation is already complicated for adults, young people, children and adolescents seem to be particularly neglected, as they have even less access to useful information and tools. In this context, we have developed and put online a website targeting children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25. First, this website allows to assess the level of anxiety of the respondents using well-validated screening tools and provides them a personalized feedback. In a second step, respondents are provided with empirically validated anxiety management tools (psycho-education, emotion management, relaxation and meditation exercises). After one month of online use, participants were recontacted to evaluate the effectiveness of these self-management stress management procedures. The collection of these data is currently in progress. The presentation will detail these results and discuss the usefulness of online self-help tools in times of crisis.