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Technological and Digital Interventions for Mental Health and Wellbeing: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Research increasingly shows how selective and targeted use of technology within care and welfare can have several advantages including improved quality of care and active user involvement. The current overview of reviews aims to summarize the research on the effectiveness of technology for mental health and wellbeing. The goal is to highlight and structure the diverse combinations of technologies and interventions used so far, rather than to summarize the effectiveness of singular approaches.

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Framing the Issues: Digital Mental Health in Asia

More than a decade since the World Health Organization declared “no health without mental health,” its message bears heeding more than ever. Many countries have suppressed certain infectious diseases and chronic physical illnesses, but these successes have not been replicated

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Global eMental Health Series: Webinar 12

The demand for, and supply of, eMental Health tools has seen steady growth over the years for good reasons. Their routine use can make preventative interventions more accessible, decrease barriers to evidence-based treatments, extend the scope and capabilities of the mental health service provider workforce and transfigure the employee mental health and wellbeing outcomes of enlightened organizations.

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Telehealth and Australia’s Mental Health Care Transformation

Australia continues to rapidly integrate telehealth as an accepted and much desired element of health care delivery, in particular within the mental health space. Recent activity by the Federal Government has signalled continued growth in this area. Notably, the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has now released its final report into this critical and complex issue (the Report). In addition to the Report, the Australian Federal Government has also recently commenced a period of consultation on its Primary Health Care Plan 10 Year Plan, noting the acceleration of telehealth’s role in the usual course of health care in Australia.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: AI and Mental Health

With a standard scientific information database like PubMed, even an unrefined set of search terms like “AI” or “artificial intelligence” or “machine learning” in combination with “mental health” or “psychiatry” will yield an increasing number of “hits” for publications involving

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