Webinar: Harnessing digital technology to improve youth mental health care

Webinar: Harnessing digital technology to improve youth mental health care

17 July 2020

Digital mental health technologies are tools that can integrate with face-to-face mental health services to improve the quality and accessibility of care for people experiencing mental ill-health.

As young people’s daily lives increasingly take place in the digital world, and particularly as they observe social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital mental health technologies provide opportunities to ensure young people can access suitable, evidence-based care, when and where they need it.

Presented by Orygen and co-hosted with the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, the webinar provides insights on the evidence behind digital mental health technologies, ways consumers and youth mental health workers can navigate and use existing technologies, and an overview of the recently-announced Orygen Digital platforms.

This webinar is part of a series delivered through the Victorian Youth Mental Health Community of Practice.

Co-convened by Orygen and YACVic, the Community of Practice brings together a network of young people and those who support them to learn about and drive change in key policy and practice areas of the youth mental health system.

The Community of Practice holds regular events to share information, facilitate learning, and create connections across the youth mental health sector, as well as other sectors that have a role to play in supporting the mental health of Victoria’s young people.

COVID-19 survey

Orygen Digital is conducting a study to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of Australian young people, their use of different technologies at this time and the role that these technologies might play in supporting them. Young people aged 16-25 living in Australia are invited to complete a short online survey. Find out more.