CREST.BD – New directions in research, treatment and care
Dr. Morton completed her PhD and clinical training as a psychologist at Swinburne University, Australia. In 2019, Dr. Morton was awarded an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellowship and moved to join the CREST.BD team at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Dr. Morton’s research interests include improving the understanding and treatment of quality of life, digital health tools supporting self-management, and recovery-oriented psychosocial interventions. In both her clinical and research work, Dr. Morton has particular interest in approaches that focus on strengths, promote self-compassion, incorporate peer support, and holistically address a person’s quality of life.
Since 2005, CREST.BD has been working hand in hand with people with bipolar disorder to better understand how this condition impacts quality of life, and to develop interventions and resources aimed at improving it. The good news is that there are many strategies that you can try to improve your quality of life.
Unfortunately, many people with bipolar disorder report that their clinicians have little time to discuss these broader issues of health and wellbeing. To address this service gap, CREST.BD has developed a number of digital tools, including websites, webinars, and an app.
This presentation will review what quality of life is and why it matters, how self-management strategies can empower people with bipolar disorder to optimise their own quality of life, and the various CREST.BD digital resources that can support people in their wellness journey.
Links and Resources
- The PolarUs App: Help Test an App for Bipolar: polarus.app
- The QoL TooL, an online tool to track your quality of life: bdqol.com
- CREST.BD Research website: crestbd.ca
- The Bipolar Wellness Centre: bdwellness.com
- Sign up for CREST.BD newsletter: crestbd.ca/currents
- Catalog of CREST.BD webinars: TalkBD on YouTube