Category: Policy and Strategy

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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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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Overview of HRI’s Digital Innovations Program

Lack of timely access to effective mental health and addiction treatment services is a major issue worldwide. Individuals, families, workplaces, and societies all suffer as a result. Using digital therapeutic tools can help expand services at a low cost. But

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Data Protection Is a Mental Health Issue For Young People

In 2018, a Melbourne high school mistakenly released the personal digital records of hundreds of students. Among the records were details of students’ “mental health conditions, medications, learning and behavioural difficulties”. This was bad enough but globally breaches of privacy like

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Finding Hope: Indigenous Youth Action Plan

Kids Help Phone’s Indigenous Advisory Council has challenged Kids Help Phone to achieve seven ambitious goals through the implementation of Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People. The goals of their

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Global eMental Health Series: Webinar 10

In this webinar, eMental Health International Collaborative leaders will discuss how to get the policy and standards context right. The pandemic has put enormous strain on lots of people’s mental health and shone a spotlight on issues that were there

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