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  • Telehomecare Literature Review: Mental Health Primary Studies

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    29 March 2018

    This literature review demonstrates the effectiveness of telehomecare and remote patient monitoring programs for patients living with mental health conditions. Primary studies conducted in the United Kingdom and Australia suggests significant...

  • e-Mental Health

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    Mental health affects one in five people every year. Digital health can improve access to care for some of the most vulnerable populations, including those experiencing mental health issues.

    e-Mental Health refers to mental health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies, such as apps, videoconferencing and text.

    e-Mental health Solution Supports Patients

     

    Examples of digital health solutions used for mental health services include:

    • Online self-help: Includes self-help modules and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) apps
    • Crisis support: Includes phone help lines, text support, online chat support, hot spot notifications
    • Medical intervention: Includes video-based counselling; telemedicine videoconferences; and text-based counselling, clinical follow up and referral
    • Peer-led support: Includes online monitoring, peer support apps, social media, chat rooms, instant messaging, gaming
    • Coaching: Includes online therapy; video, text and voice chat

    Wait lists for treatment are lengthy and access to mental health care is limited by specialist availability, geography and cost. Counselling or psychotherapy is one of the most cited unmet needs among Canadians. Digital health can enable people to connect to a variety of care types through connected devices and solutions.

    Projects such as the Big White Wall, an Infoway-funded project, offer 24/7 access to peer support for those dealing with mental health-related issues in Ontario.

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  • Innovative Digital Solutions for Mental Health Care

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    Posted on October 15, 2019 by Krista Balenko Canadians with mental health issues are struggling to navigate the health system and often don’t know where to begin, resulting in trips to hospital emergency departments or, sadly, doing nothing at all....

  • Supporting Young People with Mental Health Needs Through Kids Help Phone Enables Better Self Management

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    Posted on October 24, 2019 by Ellie Yu Over the past few years, Infoway has been investing in the expansion of Kids Help Phone services to young people in Canada. Kids Help Phone is the only 24/7, national support service in Canada that offers...

  • e-Mental Health Solution Supports Patients

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    Meet Ontario patients John and Jane who share their experience using an e-mental health solution called Big White Wall. The solution provides online support and resources that patient s can use 24/7. Big White Wall is an Infoway-sponsored project...

  • Improved Access to Care with e-Mental Health Tools

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    In Canada, one in five individuals are affected by mental health issues. At Canada Health Infoway we're working to improve access to mental health services by promoting the use of e-mental health tools, such as Kids Help Phone, Big White Wall and Bridge...

  • Virtual Beats Viral

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    Posted on May 19, 2020 by Katie Bryski It’s been nine weeks since I came home and stayed home. In that time, we’ve seen extraordinary growth of virtual care across Canada. As our health system faces unprecedented challenges, virtual care has proven to...

  • Kids Help Phone Crisis Texting Service Help Young People Avoid Emergency Department Visits

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    Posted on November 19, 2019 by Ellie Yu In our previous post , we discussed the expansion of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone and the demographics of its users. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is available across Canada. In just...

  • Supporting Men’s Mental Health with Digital Tools

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    Posted on June 16, 2020 by Nancy Gupta and Simon Hagens How are you holding up? No, really, how are you feeling? Specifically, in terms of your mental health?

  • Let’s Talk: Accessing Support through e-Mental Health Services

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    Posted on January 26, 2021 by Fraser Ratchford Staying home and wearing masks is protecting our physical health — but it’s important to look after our mental health as well. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is growing concern about Canadians’...

  • How e-Mental Health Tools Can Support Canadians — through COVID-19 and Beyond

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    Posted on March 23, 2021 by Nancy Gupta COVID-19 has further exacerbated mental health concerns in Canada. In a recent study conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), fewer people reported excellent (18 per cent) or very good (31 per cent ) mental...

  • Webinar: Canadians’ Use of and Satisfaction with e-Mental Health Tools

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    March 24, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12. p.m. ET During this webinar, we will share the findings from Infoway’s national survey about Canadians’ use of and satisfaction with e-mental health tools. We will also be joined by Michelle Laplante, Policy and Planning...

  • Mental Health Week 2021: Supporting Youth through e-Mental Health

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    Posted on May 4, 2020 by Ellie Yu The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just threatened Canadians’ physical health. It’s impacting mental health as well. According to Infoway research, mental health needs are increasing, with 21 per cent of Canadians reporting...

  • e-Mental Health

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    Mental health affects one in five people every year. Digital health can improve access to care for some of the most vulnerable populations, including those experiencing mental health issues. e-Mental Health refers to mental health services and...

  • Canadian Digital Health Survey: What Canadians Think

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    07 December 2020

    In partnership with Canada Health Infoway, Leger conducted this web survey with 6,002 Canadians over the age of 16 to better understand the Canadian digital health landscape.

  • A New Resource for Digital Mental Health

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    Posted on July 13, 2021 by Gillian Strudwick Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) collaborated with Canada Health Infoway to develop a resource to support mental health clinicians and clients in introducing digital mental...

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