Do you want to join a Grow Group but are too far away to access one? Or do you prefer a virtual environment?
Grow Queensland is trialling eGrow, a virtual Grow meeting and we are looking for Queenslanders who aren’t able to attend a physical Grow group due to geographic limitations. This trial will also allow us to develop the best online experience as possible as your feedback will be instrument to helping us shape this important initiative.
What is eGrow?
eGrow is just like a Grow Group, but conducted online- like video conferencing or Skyping into a conversation on the Internet.
Why are we doing this?
The trial is an important first step to bring Grow to people who can’t reach us and will measure the effectiveness of using the internet to support people who are struggling with their mental health. This pilot will help us learn how to best bring Grow Groups to the rest of Queensland and Australia using internet technology.
Who Can Join?
For this first trial, we seek Queenslanders who are not currently able to access a face-to-face Grow to help us trial a virtual experience and to provide your feedback on the experience.
What kind of technology do you need to be able to participate?
Participants will need to have a smart phone, tablet or access to a computer with Internet connection and a web camera.
How will eGrowers connect to the meeting?
Each week, the eGrow Organiser will send an email to the members with a password and a link to the conference. To join a meeting, eGrowers need only click on the link and type in their password provided. It’s Easy
Grow will provide simple instructions on how to connect and position your camera and headphones to get the best experience and support from the group.
What will it look like?
The screen will show all the participants (if you remember the Brady Bunch, think about the way you could see all their faces in the boxes at the beginning of the show!). Our eGrow Organiser will be able to speak to all participants and share their screen if there are readings or other written material that everyone needs to see.
What will eGrowers need to provide?
- eGrowers will have to provide us with an email address so we can connect participants into the video conference.
- All eGrowers will be asked to complete a consent form to confirm their participation in the trial and evaluation. Your information will be treated with complete confidentiality and, apart from the need to provide an email address, there is no need to provide any other identifying information.
Your Privacy is very important
Like all Grow Programs, access to the meeting is confidential and eGrowers will need to ensure their method of connection protects the privacy of all participants.