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eMHIC Webinar: Stepping Into Disruption – A Paradigm Shift

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am NZST


We cannot continue to deliver mental health care in the same way and expect to have improved outcomes.  A paradigm shift is needed to disrupt the status quo.  Implementing a stepped care model, one that leverages technology, can improve both access and quality of care. 

In this webinar, colleagues from Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and the USA will share their experiences with stepped care implementation.  Panelists will discuss how technology is disrupting the dominant scarcity paradigm of established, narrowly regulated programming by expanding the menu of formal and informal care options available both at a population level and in clinic-based settings. 

During this webinar the following questions will be addressed:

  • What is stepped care? Is it defined or organized differently around the world?
  • Why was stepped care implemented?
  • How has the delivery and care experience been transformed in Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and the USA?
  • What is the importance of eMental health and addiction tools in stepped care implementations?
  • Who are the actors needed to make this paradigm shift?

Expert Panel Speakers

Dr. Peter Cornish

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Dr. Peter Cornish is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Honorary Research Professor at Memorial University. His clinical and research interests include online mental health, stepped care treatments, mental health service innovations, and interprofessional team functioning. Peter is the principal investigator for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) transitions-in-care, four-year research grant aimed at digitizing and evaluating Stepped Care 2.0 across four Canadian provinces/territories.  Over the past five years, Peter and his team have provided consultation and on-site training on his Stepped Care 2.0 model to over 150 organizations across North America. Peter is the President and Founder of Stepped Care Solutions, a mission-driven not-for-profit consultancy group that collaborates with organizations, communities and the individuals they serve to support their transformation in providing flexible and high-quality mental health and substance use services.  Stepped Care Solutions is the lead administrative partner on Wellness Together Canada, a free online mental health and substance use portal that provides immediate access to a full suite of supports to individuals across Canada in both official languages (English and French). Peter was recently honoured with eMHIC’s eMental Health Leadership Excellence Award. In his spare time, Peter is collaborating with colleagues on a three-book series on Stepped Care 2.0 to be published by Springer, with the first in the series available now.

Tania Wilson

General Manager of ProCare Fresh Minds, New Zealand.

Tania Wilson, General Manager of ProCare Fresh Minds, is a clinical psychologist who has spent more than three decades working in the health sector.  Tania has held senior operational and clinical positions and has experience in leading national and local health initiatives.   She currently leads one of the largest primary mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand and continues to be involved in several regional and national advisory and governance groups . Tania has a strong commitment to early intervention and integrated models of care and believes that primary care has a vital role in being the first point of call for people seeking help. She has a particular interest in innovative and workable solutions which increase peoples’ access to the right level of help for their mental health and wellbeing when they need it. Tania strongly believes that E-Mental Health tools are integral to accessible service delivery augmenting service capacity while enhancing engagement and choice. Most importantly, e-tools are important enablers of people maintaining their wellbeing and retaining agency over their healthy futures. 

Liz Ashall-Payne

Co-Founder and CEO of ORCHA, UK.

Liz Ashall Payne is co-founder and CEO of ORCHA, the world’s leading provider of digital health accreditation and distribution services. A trained Speech and Language Therapist, for almost 20 years Liz led NHS transformation programmes, helping to unlock the power of digital across the UK and Europe. 

In 2015 Liz founded ORCHA, attracting investment from Sir Terry Leahy and Bill Currie.  The organisation has grown exponentially, now providing digital health assessment and distribution services in eleven countries and in the UK to organisations in 50% of NHS regions.

ORCHA has won numerous awards, whilst Liz has been selected as a Tech Trailblazer by the BIMA 100, picked as a Healthcare IT Leader by the HIMSS Future 50, named Entrepreneur of the Year by the British Chamber of Commerce and has featured within the LDC top 50.  

Liz was appointed a NHS England NIA fellow, is a coach for the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur program, a member of the OCS Advisory Board, the Tech UK Health and Social Care Council and is the Associate Vice Chair for Standards for the British Computing Society. 

Sandy Little

Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Community Wellness Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Yellowknife, NT, Canada.

Sandy has been a social worker for 37 years, and has lived and practiced in the Northwest Territories for 26 years. Her experience includes medical social work, children’s mental health and family therapy, crisis work, suicide prevention, social work education, IPV research, and mental health program/policy development with remote, northern communities. Sandy has been part of a team implementing Stepped Care 2.0 in the Northwest Territories in collaboration with seven regional health and social services authorities.

Event Details

June 23
9:30 am - 11:00 am NZST
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