mental health

Emotion regulation in children

Dr Petr Slovak from KCL Informatics has paired up with Prof Katherine Isbister, the Commission for Children and Sproutel. Together they have come up with an entirely new way of supporting children’s emotion regulation in everyday life: a smart toy that helps kids to manage difficult feelings. The team has received numerous awards for their research, and the toy has sold more than 15,000 units so far. The impact was such that it landed their invention on the cover of Time Magazine last year.

From role-play to situated feedback

The aims of the fellowship are to examine how emerging technologies can fundamentally re-envision the conceptual models and mechanisms-of-delivery for existing prevention interventions in the context of child mental health.