E-mental health: the future of youth mental health?
The delivery of mental health interventions via technology such as smart phones, computers or the internet is now widespread and can be expected to become more common. Such ‘e-mental health’ interventions are cost-effective and accessible and therefore have the potential to reach a significant portion of people who require mental health assistance. This may be true particularly in youth mental health. This research bulletin presents a sample of the most recent research into the acceptability and effectiveness of e-mental health interventions, along with research into methods for evaluating their quality and usefulness. It then considers how e-mental health may be integrated into clinical practice and identifies questions for future research.