WHAT Launch of National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
It is more important than ever for Australians to have ready access to high-quality digital mental health services.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is hosting a live online event to release world-leading national digital mental health standards, supporting the delivery of high quality and safe care in the digital space.
2020 has seen unprecedented demand in Australia for the digital delivery of mental health services.
The National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards will support the delivery of high quality and safe care including counselling, treatment and peer-to-peer support services via telephone, videoconferencing, websites, SMS, webchat and mobile apps. They encompass mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services.
Join expert speakers in a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of delivering mental health services via digital platforms, and how the new standards will make a difference to the quality of mental health care in the digital world.
Commission Senior Clinical Advisor Dr Peggy Brown AO will launch the NSQDMH Standards, accompanied by expert speakers from the world of mental health. The webcast event will be hosted by Sophie Scott, award-winning ABC National Medical Reporter.
WHEN Monday 30 November, 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEDT – Panel Discussion via Webcast
FORMAT Live-streamed online event – Registrations: https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/76bb88.html
Media are invited to join the webcast. Interviews are also available before and after the launch
· Dr Peggy Brown AO – Senior Clinical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
· Professor Nick Titov – Executive Director, MindSpot, MQ Health, Macquarie University
· Ms Eileen McDonald – NSW Carer Representative, National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
· Mr Samuel Hockey – Youth Mental Health Ambassador