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In this edition:
- eMHPrac Wrap-Up: Reflecting on 2022 and looking ahead to 2023
- Research participation: Do you work for a mental health organisation with a website?
- eMHPrac Podcast Episode 7 – ‘Mental Health Online: The Journey to Blended Care’
- WellMob – ‘Supporting the Wellbeing of First Nations clients over Christmas and New Year’
- MindSpot Resource – 12 Tips for Christmas: Staying Mentally Healthy in the Festive Season
- Read the latest dMH research article
- This month’s featured service: Daybreak
Reflecting on 2022 and looking ahead to 2023
While the pandemic certainly hasn’t disappeared, for many, 2022 has felt like the first steps back towards some semblance of ‘normal’ life. However, ‘normal’ life itself feels vastly different to what it was pre-2020, and an unsettled wariness has accompanied our return to familiar routines and activities as we try to take in what this new world is starting to look like.
Indeed, even eMHPrac has been adjusting to the rapidly changing world around us; there is a sense that the mental health landscape is shifting underneath our feet as we speak and our task is to not only keep up with it, but provide vital guidance to practitioners who are burnt out and looking to technology for solutions to the very real and continuing mental health crisis.
eMHPrac have been working tirelessly to deliver guidance, education, and ultimately hope in an ever-evolving and often uncertain environment, as we look forward to the opportunities and developments that 2023 will bring.
Here are some of the team’s key achievements and milestones from 2022:
- Participated in 26 national conferences with over 22,000 delegates.
- Presented 55 tailored training presentations, webinars and workshops to over 8,000 health practitioners.
- Released 8 new episodes of Digital Mental Health Musings podcast, 12 new factsheets and 49 weekly blogs.
- Distributed over 18,000 hard copy resources including out updated Guide to Digital Mental Health Resources.
- Over 16,000 downloads of our factsheets, brochures and guides.
- WellMob website now houses over 250 resources.
- Produces 5 new video testimonials from workers about WellMob.
- Community of Practice now has over 6,000 members.
Do you work for a mental health organisation with a website?
Digital Mental Health Musings – New episode!
Episode 7 – Mental Health Online: The Journey to Blended Care
Access Digital Mental Health Musings on Souncloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Deezer.
And don’t forget to listen out for our final episode from this season, out this week!
WellMob: ‘Supporting the Wellbeing of First Nations clients over Christmas and New Year’
The WellMob website is a digital library of over 260 Indigenous-specific social and emotional wellbeing online resources. Check on the latest blog where WellMob have recommended a PDF list of inline resources to share with your patients and clients while the services that support them are closed over the Christmas break.
MindSpot: ’12 Tips for Christmas – Staying Mentally Healthy in The Festive Season’
On our reading radar…
Fangxiang Mao, Yaoyao Sun, Yang Li, Naixue Cui, Fenglin Cao, Internet-delivered mindfulness-based interventions for mental health outcomes among perinatal women: A systematic review, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 80, 2023, 103321, ISSN 1876-2018,
Jessy A. Terpstra, Rosalie van der Vaart, Sylvia van Beugen, Roxy A. van Eersel, Ioanna Gkika, Dorottya Erdős, Jana Schmidt, Caroline Radstake, Margreet Kloppenburg, Henriët van Middendorp, Andrea W.M. Evers, Guided internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with chronic pain: A meta-analytic review, Internet Interventions, Volume 30, 2022, 100587, ISSN 2214-7829, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2022.100587.
This edition’s featured service…
An app developed by Hello Sunday Morning to help individuals reset their drinking habits. The app provides individuals with lived experience stories and resources, the ability to share their own journey, receive support from Hello Sunday Morning Care Navigators, and more. Daybreak aims to help individuals change their relationship with alcohol, how to quit or reduce drinking, and provide information on what happens when you stop drinking and alcohol alternatives.
Who is Daybreak for?
Daybreak is for anyone wanting to change their relationship with alcohol.
How to access Daybreak
The Daybreak app is available to download via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.