Say hello to MOST

Say hello to MOST

Get mental health support when and where you need it MOST

We know therapy isn’t a one-size approach – it needs to fit you, what’s happening in your life, and the way you like to look after your mental health. That’s why we’ve created MOST.

MOST is digital therapy mixed with face-to-face care that creates a mental health program just for you.

The technology, research and blended mental health care approach behind MOST is changing the way we provide mental health services to young people, so you get the help you need, when you need it and in a way that works for you.

It’s designed to support you while you’re on a waitlist for face-to-face care, and while you’re getting that care at a participating youth mental health service.

MOST is available to young people in Victoria aged 15 to 25. Sign up through participating headspace centres and specialist youth mental health services.

We’ve also launched a MOST pilot program for 12 to 14-year-olds with four Victorian specialist services.

MOST will soon be available in Queensland – and we’re working with the NSW and ACT governments to make it available to even more young people.

MOST 15 to 25 has hundreds of personalised, proven strategies to cope with difficult times and help you feel better. Work through things at your own pace, with support when you need it. You can connect with real people online, including clinicians, peer workers, and even career consultants – and there’s a safe, moderated social network to join, if you need it.

It’s great that MOST exists. It’s nice to connect with people that have had similar struggles and to feel like I’m not alone. It’s great to have support from family, but it’s even better to meet people that live it every day. It makes me feel less isolated.​

MOST user


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Learn more in from Anh, a MOST user, in this video , or find out how clinicians use MOST to help you on your mental health journey.

MOST was comforting and made me feel they were my emotional support... I felt more relaxed, calm, knowing that I don't need to go through this all alone.​

ANH, MOST user

 

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FAQs

MOST is digital therapy that works in with, and in between, your face-to-face sessions with a clinician, or while you’re waiting for care. It lets you:

  • find and keep proven strategies, tools and resources that work for you;
  • work through things at your own pace;
  • connect with real people online – including clinicians, peer workers and career consultants, and
  • access 24/7 mental health support, across all your devices.

Designed by Orygen, MOST – Moderated Online Social Therapy – gives you on-demand access to tailored online therapy, tools and programs that are guided by clinicians, career consultants and trained peers with lived experience of mental ill-health, in addition to your in-person sessions.

MOST is backed by more than 10 years of research, clinical expertise and digital innovation to deliver a world-first blend of digital therapy and face-to-face mental health care.

It is currently available in participating Victorian headspace centres and specialist youth mental health services.

MOST will soon be available in Queensland – and we’re working with the NSW and ACT governments to make it available to even more young people.

By offering MOST to 12 to 14-year-olds, we’re continuing the early intervention work Orygen is known for, and boosting the mental health support provided to young people at a crucial time in their care

We know half of all mental health conditions start by14 years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.[1]

We are working in partnership with clinicians at well-regarded specialist youth mental health service providers to run a pilot MOST program just for young people aged 12 to 14 who attend Alfred Health, Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital or Albury-Wodonga Health.

The stand-alone MOST 12 to 14 platform is invitation-only. To participate in the pilot, young people in this age group will need to be referred by their participating specialist service.

MOST 12 to 14 has been adapted from the original platform to make sure therapeutic content is suitable, for example, at an appropriate reading age, and provided in a safe and well-supervised environment to support their mental wellbeing.

On MOST 12 to 14:

  • a parent or guardian needs to provide consent for a young person to participate;
  • families and guardians are actively encouraged to be a part of their young person’s time on MOST, from the welcome call with a MOST clinician, through to getting progress updates, and even helping complete some of the therapy activities if the young person wants this;
  • there is increased clinical supervision and online safety checks to protect young people on the platform; and
  • the face-to-face clinician in the specialist service is the lead clinician for the young person’s care, with the MOST clinician tailoring MOST to support the young person’s treatment plan.

Download our brochure or get in touch by email: vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144 to find out more.

[1] American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders. 5. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press; 2013.

If you’re aged between 15 and 25, you can access MOST through your local participating headspace centre or specialist service.

Here’s how to sign up if you’re with headspace:

  1. Log in or create a headspace account at headspace.org.au/register.
  2. Enter your details – including selecting the headspace centre you visit.
  3. Click the ‘Access the MOST platform’ tile in your account.

Need help? Watch the headspace sign up video.

For specialist services, ask your clinician or the service for a referral and we’ll help you get connected.

If you’re aged between 12 and 14, we’ve just launched a pilot MOST program that’s created just for your age group; creating a safe and supervised space that has been specially adapted from the original platform.

You may be able to join MOST (with your parent or guardian) if you attend a specialist service run by Alfred Health, Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital or Albury-Wodonga Health.

If you want to find out more, get in touch by email: vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144.

MOST is available to young people aged between 15 to 25 through the following services:

  • Now available at these Victorian headspace centres
  • Now available at these Victorian specialist services
    • Albury Wodonga Health

      • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
      • Youth Early Intervention Team (YEIT)
      • Rural Outreach Service
    • Alfred Health

      • Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
      • headspace Early Psychosis Program  (hEP)
    • Austin Health

      • Youth Early Psychosis Service (YEPS)
      • Youth Engagement and Treatment Team Initiative (YETTI)
    • Ballarat Health

      • Ballarat Youth
    • Barwon Health

      • Jigsaw
    • Goulburn Valley Health

      • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
    • Latrobe Regional Hospital

      • Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
      • Early Psychosis Program
      • Adult Service
    • Monash Health

      • Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS)
      • Recovery and Prevention of Psychosis Team (RAPPT)
      • Youth Consultation and Treatment Team (YCTT)
    • NorthWestern Mental Health/Melbourne Health

      • Northern Area Mental Health Service and First Episode Psychosis Program
      • Northern Area Mental Health Service – Noogal Clinic and Hotham Street Community Team
      • Midwest Area Mental Health Service – CCU and Outer Community Team
    • Orygen/Melbourne Health

      • Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPICC)
      • Helping Young People Early Program (HYPE)
      • Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation Team (PACE)
      • Parkville Hub
      • Youth Mood Clinic

Coming soon to:

  • Austin Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS)
  • Bendigo Health: Youth Mental Health Service
  • NorthWestern Mental Health: Midwest Area Mental Health Service

If you want to find out more, get in touch by email: vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144.

MOST is available to young people in Victoria aged between 15 to 25 who have a headspace account – or are seeing a specialist clinician – at the following services.

If you’re aged between 12 and 14 you may be able to join MOST (with your parent or guardian) if you attend a specialist service run by Alfred Health, Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital or Albury-Wodonga Health. These services are participating in a pilot MOST program just for your age group.

MOST will soon be available in Queensland – and we’ll be launching pilot MOST programs in New South Wales and the ACT in 2022.  

If you want to find out more, get in touch by email: vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144.

Yes – if you’re aged 15 to 25 and your service is offering MOST – you can sign up if you’re on a waitlist for face-to-face care, giving you access to immediate support ahead of your first clinical appointment.

MOST is designed to work in with your face-to-face care; so you can get started on a program of proven, personalised strategies and mental health resources – and the chance to connect with expert help when you need it – ahead of your in-person session.

Talk to your headspace centre or clinician for more information or get in touch with us by email: vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144.

Right now, it’s available to young people in Victoria aged between 15 to 25 through the following services.

As more services sign up, we’ll let you know.

If you’re aged between 12 and 14 you may be able to join MOST (with your parent or guardian) if you attend a specialist service run by Alfred Health, Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital or Albury-Wodonga Health.

Sometimes things go wrong, so we’re here to get you connected and making the most of MOST as quick as we can.

If you’re trying to connect through your headspace account, this video might help.

You can also email us at vic.most@orygen.org.au or phone +61 3 9966 9144.

 

MOST for 15 to 25-year-olds has a moderated social network for young people to use.

If the thought of being sociable online just isn’t for you, it’s a good thing MOST is all about supporting your mental health on your terms.

So, skip the social network and make the most of the hundreds of proven, personalised strategies and mental health resources – and the chance to connect with expert help when you need it – rather than feeling like you have to post anything.

We know it’s not for everyone, and that’s alright.

The social network is safe, inclusive and moderated, and it’s there if you do feel like reaching out to others who might be going through similar things to you, or even our peer workers. No expectations.