e-Mental health interventions aim to improve users’ mental health through a structured, online program of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or another evidence-based psychological treatment. There are a range of e-mental health interventions that are designed to be used in the management of mild to moderate anxiety and depression. In addition to providing a convenient, flexible and cost-effective option for consumers, these interventions can increase access to information and support in areas where it is difficult to see a mental health professional for face-to-face therapy.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has developed a resource to assist its members to navigate the growing number of online mental health services available to the Australian public.
e-Mental health: A guide for GPs is a practical, user-friendly reference that provides an introduction to the use of e-mental health interventions with suitable patients in the primary care setting. The Guide provides links to key resources and takeway messages for practice.
Publication of this document was made possible through funding and support from Black Dog Institute as part of e-Mental Health in Practice, an initiative funded by the Australian Government.