Digital mental health resources

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.

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH GATEWAY

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.

Search for mental health supports here or visit www.headtohealth.gov.au to find out more.

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DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH COACH

Created by Flinders University, Clevertar's digital mental health coach app is an evidence-based approach to making positive changes in your life.

If your patient is experiencing worries or low mood, this 12-week tailored program can help improve how they feel. They can choose an avatar who will gently guide them through the program and check in to see how they're going.

Visit digitalmentalhealthcoach.info to find out more.

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ACCREDITED ONLINE LEARNING

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.

Find out more about the Black Dog Institute's free accredited webinars and online learning modules.