Digital technologies are changing our lives, and it’s not surprising that they are changing clinical practice as well.
QUT is currently leading e-mental health in Practice or eMHPrac, which is a collaborative project across five universities; that is promoting the use of digital mental health resources in primary health care across Australia.
For the first time, this project is giving a picture of how many Australians are using digital services.
In the year ending May 2016, there were around 180,000 new registrations in web programs, and a total of almost 1.3 million people used some form of digital mental health service, including phone counselling.
Digital mental health is already making a big difference to the ability of Australians to get support in dealing with mental health issues, and it is changing the way therapists practice.
It is really exciting to be participating in QUT research that is making a real difference to Australians’ lives.