On World Mental Health Day 2018, during World Space Week, we’re testing a computerised self-help tool-kit designed for Antarctic expeditioners and astronauts alike.

Virtual Reality technology can assist with training and support for the well-being and behavioural health of individuals and teams working in isolated, confined and extreme environments — like Antarctica.

VR is being trialled with expeditioners at Australia’s Mawson and Davis research stations, and will inform the development of a suite of programs designed to support astronauts on long-duration space flights — like a mission to Mars.