Policy and Strategy

Source: Te Hiringa Hauora (Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand) "There is a huge amount of mental health information available on apps and the internet. Research suggests that some people like using these online tools as they can help remove barriers…
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have recently released a comprehensive guide for service providers, accompanying their 2020 release of the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards. This Guide explains each action discussed in the NSQDMH Standards in step-by-step detail, as well as their intention behind each action. The guide for service providers includes key tasks to help service providers meet the actions, together with examples of evidence a service can use to show how they are implementing the Standards. The Guide also features reflective questions to help services evaluate how they are currently meeting the Standards and lists useful resources for further information and support.
About the Webinar:   E-mental health (eMH) practices are often focused on the question of what’s possible? but not necessarily the vital question of what’s responsible? Without responsible e-mental health practices, the dawning era of online mental health care could…
A policy brief from the World Health Organization offers strategies for combating ageism and bias in machine learning technologies. The brief, "Ageism in artificial intelligence for health," proposes a wide range of measures to ensure older people are effectively engaged in the processes, technologies and services affecting them.  
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.
Free online counselling therapy for anxiety and depression is being provided nationally in Ireland following the success of an initial pilot. Some 88 per cent of patients who presented with severe anxiety and depressions experienced significantly reduced symptoms after the……
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…
In episode 3 of eMHprac's Digital Mental Health Musings series, Professor Nick Titov, Department of Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia discusses his work in digital mental health and digital mental health in the Australian Healthcare system. Ruth Crowther and Nick Titov discuss the MindSpot Clinic, PORTS…
COVID-19 has transformed the UK's National Health Service (NHS) The urgency of this pandemic has driven unprecedented digital transformation throughout health and care. It has transformed people’s relationship with the NHS - for the better. The Digital Transformation Plan sets out the…
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been engaged by the Australian Government Department of Health to scope and develop a National Digital Mental Health Framework (the Framework) under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The objective is to develop a…

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