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In this edition:
- Minds Together: New online program for family and friends supporting the mental health of loved ones
- New ‘Sleep Ninja’ app from Black Dog Institute
- Black Dog Institute – new online learning platform coming soon
- Live Webinar from the National Safety and Quality dMH Standards: ‘Privacy, Information and Cyber Security’
- Live Webinar from eMHIC: How to Design a Digital Antidote to Mental Health Discrimination
- MumSpace seeking feedback on ‘MindMum’ app
- SANE ‘Bridgning the Gaps’ Survey results
- WellMob Blog
- See the eMHPrac team at these upcoming conferences
- Read the latest dMH research articles
- This month’s featured service: MindMum
Minds Together: New online program for family and friends supporting the mental health of loved ones
Minds Together is a new self-paced and interactive digital program from Everymind that helps families and friends build the skills, knowledge and confidence to support a loved one, and look after themselves.
Two arms of the program are currently being trialed:
- Supporting the family and friends of someone who has attempted suicide
- Supporting the family and friends of Australia’s paramedics.
New ‘Sleep Ninja’ app from Black Dog Institute
Black Dog Institute – new online learning platform coming soon
Black Dog Institute will soon be launching its own online learning platform, where health professionals will be able to access eMHPrac webinars, courses, content, online modules, and the Mental Health Community of Practice.
Live Webinar from the National Safety and Quality dMH Standards
‘Privacy, Information and Cyber Security’
Join Diana Weston from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and other experts for a live webinar today, Tuesday 21 Feb at 12pm AEDT, for advice about managing privacy in Digital Mental Health.
Live Webinar from eMHIC
‘How to Design a Digital Antidote to Mental Health Discrimination’
Join eMHIC (eMental Health International Collaborative) leaders from England, Australia and New Zealand on February 23 @ 11:30am – 12:30pm NZDT (9:30am – 10:30am AEDT) as they discuss how digital technology can support global efforts to eliminate mental health-related discrimination, and remove self-stigma.
MumSpace seeking feedback on ‘MindMum’ app
SANE ‘Bridging the Gaps’ Survey results
SANE’s bridging the gap survey found four main issues are impacting the community when it comes to access to support for complex mental health issues: affordability, accessibility, adequacy, and acceptance.
New WellMob blog post
The WellMob website is an online library of over 260 culturally safe Indigenous wellbeing resources. It is based on the holistic model of social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people that is more than just mental health. It includes resources like apps, podcasts, videos, fact sheets etc. to support connection to identity, culture and community, that are important protective factors for First Nations wellbeing.
Read about how the WellMob website can make your clinical practice work more culturally responsive for First Nations clients here:
Catch us at these upcoming conferences
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Forum
28 February – 3 March 2023, Pan Pacific, Perth WA
Trade exhibit + Mindfulness session partner
Rethinking and reshaping service delivery for an improved mental health sector.
Visit the eMHPrac WellMob team at their trade exhibit.
Frontline Mental Health Conference
6-7 March 2023, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast QLD
Presentation + Trade exhibit
Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Australia & New Zealand’s First Responders.
See eMHPrac Director Heidi Sturk present on ‘Upskilling Frontline Workers about Online Mental Health Resources’, and visit the eMHPrac team at their trade exhibit.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
20-22 March 2023, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast QLD
Presentation + Trade exhibit
Progressing Mental Health Care for all Young People.
See eMHPrac Director Heidi Sturk present on ‘WellMob: Social and Emotional Wellbeing Online Resources for First Nations Young People.’ and visit the eMHPrac team at their trade exhibit.
On our reading radar…
Kertu Tenso, Cecille Joan Dizon Avila, Melissa Garrido, MaryGrace Lauver, Mark Reger, Aaron Legler, Kiersten Strombotne, The use of crisis line services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the veterans health administration, General Hospital Psychiatry, 2023, ISSN 0163-8343, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2023.02.001.
Marie Crowe, Maree Inder, Jenni Manuel, Dave Carlyle, Characteristics of effective teletherapy for major depression: A systematic review, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 327, 2023, Pages 175-182, ISSN 0165-0327, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.02.019.
Bruno Biagianti, Giuseppe Foti, Asia Di Liberto, Cinzia Bressi, Paolo Brambilla, CBT-informed psychological interventions for adult patients with anxiety and depression symptoms: A narrative review of digital treatment options, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 325, 2023, Pages 682-694, ISSN 0165-0327, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.01.057.
This edition’s featured service…
MindMum app is designed to assist expectant and new mothers with the emotional challenges that this time of life often brings. The app provides effective strategies to help lift mood, strengthen relationships and feel supported and confident in becoming a mum.
It is brought to you by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC), led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), Jean Hailes Research Unit, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Queensland University of Technology.
Who is MindMum for?
MindMum is an app for expectant and new mothers.