Digital mental health is the delivery of services targeting common mental health problems through phone, online and mobile phone interactive websites, apps, sensor-based monitoring devices and computers.
Digital mental health services are a great option for people searching for mental health support for themselves or others, and can be used alone or in combination with face-to-face therapy. These services are accessible at any time, low-cost or free, and easy to use in a variety of settings.
Below are some useful digital mental health resources, including modules and webinars available for health professionals.
Funded by the Australia Government, This Way Up is a provider of online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programs and is a not-for-profit initiative of University of NSW and St Vincent's Hospital.
This Way Up provides online courses for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia and many more. You can recommend patients visit the site and enrol in a self-guided program, or you can register to prescribe these courses and supervise your patient.
Visit https://thiswayup.org.au/ to find out more on these courses and the benefits.
Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health can help your patients find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, phone supports, and treatment options as well as a range of digital information resources.
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness, and have developed evidence-based resources for health professionals to assist with diagnosis, treatment and capacity building.
They offer free accredited webinars exploring the use of evidence-based online resources, and modules aimed at giving health professionals confidence in prescribing e-mental health resources.
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