First, preliminary research will be conducted in order to:
- Explore the required game content for a serious game for Rotterdam youths between the ages of thirteen to seventeen with low economic status and depressive symptoms (subclinical depression, depression); and
- explore how the – to be developed - serious game can be integrated in the support of this group of young people.
A literature study, focus groups and research into existing prevention programmes, their mechanisms of change and their effectiveness, will provide insight into how the mental vitality of these young people could be strengthened to reduce the (impact of) depressive symptoms. Additionally, a survey among different stakeholders will be used to explore the context for successful implementation in youth care.