Australia is an international leader in the development of digital mental health programs, with internet-based treatment programs, online information, phone and web-based support improving access for low-intensity treatment options for people experiencing mental health conditions. Many reputable Australian Institutions and organisations now provide useful and effective mental health online treatment programs and information. This expansion of online mental health resources has broadened the range of programs available to include different mental health conditions and specific and general populations.
This rapid expansion of resources has resulted in an increase in literature indicating their effectiveness. With the emphasis on evidence-based practice, this literature is important when considering integrating digital mental health into routine practice. Take a look at some of the key papers summarised below including those co-authored by our eMHPrac partners.