The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recently called upon the eMHIC Global Leadership Council for strategic input on the inaugural eMental Health Strategy for Canada.
eMHIC's 'Free Student Membership' initiative will be used to host students from the University of Otago enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health. Students will gain access to the full suite of eMHIC membership benefits, and use the online Discussion Forums as part of their coursework.
eMHIC are excited to partner with Wysa Chief Psychologiva Smriti Joshi in further development of the Ethics and Law in eMental Health Position Statement.
Summary: The New Zealand Digital Health Association (DHA) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to championing digital technology in healthcare throughout New Zealand. A special interest group within DHA was established to focus specifically on mental health, addiction and well-being: the…
NICE has, for the first time, recommended a digital therapeutic to treat insomnia. The app Sleepio was developed by digital therapeutics company Big Health, and is a self-help tool which draws on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles.
The pandemic saw the rise in acceptance and use of digital health tools but recent trends have shown reduced downloads, and financial difficulty for start-ups. What role will financial resources and economic influences play in the future of digital mental health?
988 is a new number in the United States focused on providing lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis services, established to address longstanding concerns in mental health care. This article explores the difference between 988 and existing services.
Headspace Health, the provider of the world’s most accessible, comprehensive digital mental health platform, today announced the acquisition of Sayana, an AI-driven mental health and wellness company. Sayana will expand Headspace Health’s ability to provide personalized self-care content to its growing global member base.
Read the original article by Orygen here.   A guide to how parents and carers can help young people communicate safely online about suicide is now available in 11 languages.   The #chatsafe for parents and carers guide recognises that many young…
Tama Leaver, Curtin University and Rachel Berryman, Curtin University   Earlier this month, Meta announced it is working on a set of ethical guidelines for “virtual influencers” – animated, typically computer-generated, characters designed to attract attention on social media.  …

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