New article out by the MOST/eOrygen team: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/4-ways-tech-can-help-your-mental-health
Online mental health services, including self-guided tools and live therapy sessions, address problems of access for people in rural and remote areas as well as cost-effectiveness of treatment.
MOST gets a mention at the end.
The Online Treatment for Mood and Anxiety Disorders Trial tested the effectiveness of a computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program and Internet support group provided by a collaborative care strategy, versus primary care doctors’ usual therapy for treating depression and anxiety.
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The eOrygen/MOST team will be participating in the Academy Xi Growth Hack Idol event throughout October and November.
Interesting podcast on the ABC Life Matters program: Chatbots: your new pseudo-psychologist? Or an unhealthy message?.
Some work by the MOST team mentioned in the media recently: Using Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health.
Young men tend to find gaming and sport immensely engaging. Harnessing these domains may provide clues as to what might work in future.