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 Victoria and Australia using internet technology.
Who Can Join?
For this first trial, we seek those in Victoria 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 smartphone, tablet or access to a computer with an 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 display will show all the participants on the screen at the same time. If you don’t feel comfortable, you don’t have to show your face as just audio works too. However, we do recommend that for the best learning experience, you should use your webcam. 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 paramount
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.
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How to I register
It is easy to become one of our eGrower. Just fill in the following form and get in touch with our team, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please check our FAQ’s before asking a question as it may have already answered. Check out our other Grow Centre locations here.