Advice on Innovative Technologies in e-Mental Health
Briefing Paper for the National Mental Health Commission
There is a very strong evidence base supporting the role of technologies and the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of e-mental health solutions, and yet that evidence is not necessarily translated to practice and policy.
The Young and Well CRC’s major recommendations to the National Mental Health Commission include:
- Integration – align, consolidate and integrate the use of e-mental health technologies with the existing mental health system.
- Re-orient the system – technologies allow for a tailored approach on a mass scale, placing the individual at the centre of their own care.
- Future-proofing through R&D – leverage new and emerging technologies to develop integrated digital products and services that deliver effective services and augment face-to-face care.
- Leadership – the sector is in need of strategic and transformational leadership in order to move into the 21st century.
- Sustainable funding – transform how the sector is funded through innovative business and funding models for sustainability (such as Public Private Partnerships; social impact bonds, etc)
This paper presents 25 sub-recommendations that will see the realisation of a system reimagined.
Associate Professor Jane Burns
In consultation with:
Dawn O’Neil AM