Category: Special Interest Groups

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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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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