HOW WE WORK

Bootstrap brings together a multidisciplinary consortium aiming to initiate health and social policy and practice change designed to reduce the harmful effects of digitalization on mental health, particularly for young people.

Recruitment and
Retention, focusing on
participant engagement

Work Package 1 aims to streamline ethics approval, methodically recruit and assess three young cohorts for intervention, and prioritise maintaining high participant retention throughout the study’s phases.

Co-Lead
Carmen Moreno

Assessment and Psychological
Mechanisms, delving into
behavioral evaluations

Work Package 2 aims to understand Problematic Use of Internet, develop screening tools, identify at-risk adolescent subgroups, and evaluate PUI’s societal cost and burden.

Co-Lead
Christian Montag

Intervention, where
solutions are
innovatively crafted

Work Package 3 focuses on creating digital interventions, evaluating their preventive efficacy, and determining their cost-effectiveness in addressing the targeted issues.

Co-Lead
Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

Citizen Engagement and
Co-creation, fostering
community collaborations

Work Package 4 prioritise youth, teacher, and parent participation, ensuring ethical and safe engagement. Our aim is to uphold digital human rights and youth mental wellbeing.

Co-Lead
Julia Jones

Societal and Policy Change,
aimed at broad-scale
transformations

Work Package 5 focuses on communicating findings, crafting a toolkit for digital human rights, and informing policy makers about PUI’s societal costs and preventive strategies.

Co-Lead
Julius Burkauskas

Management and Coordination,
ensuring smooth project
operations

Work Package 6 oversees project progress, manages finances, ensures ethical standards, coordinates board meetings, and upholds robust and FAIR data management practices.

BOOTSTRAP MILESTONES

All board members are confirmed. The PO has informed all board members about their expected roles, responsibilities, and meeting schedule.

Ethics approval document obtained via medical ethical committees of the responsible scientific organizations.

App programmed and suitable for student assessment

All participants (@400 per site) entered into study and at least 60% of them retained.

The analyses of the assessment of risk factors of PUI and how they are related to mental health and other variables are ready.
Algorithm uploaded onto BootstrApp ready for use
Data on cost and burden of PUI ready for WP5
Ethics approval document obtained via medical ethical committees of the responsible scientific organizations.
BootstrApp version 1 (assessment and selfmanagement) available, taking into account collected stakeholder input on its usability and acceptability

All participant-related study activities complete.

BootstrApp version 1 (intervention) available, taking into account collected stakeholder input on its usability and acceptability

All participants (@400 per site) entered into study and at least 60% of them retained.

Ethics approval document obtained via medical ethical committees of the responsible scientific organizations.

All participants (@400 per site) entered into study and at least 60% of them retained.

All participant-related study activities complete.
Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions established in a report.
Presentation of Bootstrap outcomes and policy toolkit; Policy-gap consultation with stakeholders completed.
All components (overview of problems and policies; recommendations at the local and European level for a legal framework; and tools to assist with production of policy aimed at preventing PUI) complete.

Proceedings uploaded onto BoostrApp website.