Population Health

Consumer research published on 9th May 2022 reveals that people aged from 18 to 44 years old would choose digital health to support a mental health condition over and above prescription medication, such as an antidepressant. The independent research was carried out by OnePoll, which interviewed 2000 people for ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps.
With us being in the midst of a youth mental health crisis, some are questioning whether the current frameworks around youth mental health care are sufficient to support the needs of young people. The authors of this article aimed to provide an overview of the current landscape regarding youth mental health care, with an emphasis on how these care services can be integrated and scaled to meet the needs of youth.
Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) has the potential to address the challenges of equitable delivery of evidence-based psychological treatment. However, little is known about therapeutic VR regarding the perspectives and needs of real-world service providers.
Although virtual reality has emerged as a viable digital mental health tool, little is known about the viewpoints of staff working in the mental healthcare space regarding the use of virtual reality for mental health care. This study used thematic analysis to summarise the varying sentiment toward the implementation of virtual reality in practice.
This article aimed to investigate the feelings that consumers have towards the increasing role that digital technology is playing in mental health care and support. This cross-sectional study surveyed 998 adults with lived mental health experience aged from 18-83 to gather their perspectives on using technology in conjunction with their mental health care.
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an immense impact infecting 10 million individuals and claiming 500,000 lives globally as of 1 July 2020 (1). The rapid spread was largely enabled by the onset of the outbreak in Wuhan city just prior to the Lunar New Year season, a peak period in travel to and from China (2).
In the leadup to the UK's MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK (10-16 May, 2021), ORCHA released a new report revealing concerning statistics about the national mood 324% rise in searches for apps to help with ANGER during lockdown 221% rise in searches for FEAR…
Mental health is at the forefront of the digital health movement, and its progress has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be seen in the rapid shift to digital channels among formal mental health systems, and in the…
Interest is growing in digital and telehealth delivery of mental health services, but data are scarce on outcomes in routine care. The federally funded Australian MindSpot Clinic provides online and telephone psychological assessment and treatment services to Australian adults. We…

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