The BRAVE Team have a number of research projects currently underway.

See below for a little information relating to each.



BRAVE-ONLINE in Australia

The BRAVE Team are currently conducting two NHMRC funded research projects specifically focused on the treatment, intervention, prevention of social anxiety in young people. One program targets children aged 8 – 12 years old and the other targets teenagers aged 13 – 17 years old, all of whom experience social anxiety.

Social anxiety, otherwise known as social phobia, affects 8-10% of children and adolescents and is one of the most common anxiety disorders for young people.  Both programs aim to help both young  people and their parents to learn strategies for managing social anxiety and ways to cope with anxiety-provoking social situations.

Recruitment has now close for both the Child and Teen Social Anxiety studies.





The BRAVE Team has recently teamed up with beyondblue to establish a self-directed version of the BRAVE-ONLINE program. This program is freely available to all Australian young people aged 8 – 17 years old, as well as parents of young people experiencing anxiety. BRAVE Self-Help can be accessed via the BRAVE website or beyondblue‘s website.



BRAVE-ONLINE in New Zealand

The BRAVE team are collaborating with Dr Karolina Stasiak & Associate Professor Sally Merry from University of Auckland, as well as Dr Stephanie Moor & Professor Chris Frampton from University of Otago, Christchurch to evaluate the effectiveness of BRAVE for children affected by the Christchurch earthquake.







BRAVE-ONLINE is currently being evaluated in a trial with UK adolescents, conducted by Dr Cathy Creswell & Dr Polly Waite at University of Reading.



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