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National: E-mental health portal

Date: 
Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 10:00
Category: 
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Do you have workers who are experiencing workplace stress? A great new information source for people interested in mental health has been unveiled with Australia’s first national e-mental health online portal launched by Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler.

Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler said the launch of the site delivered one of the key objectives of the Government's new e-Mental Health Strategy, which was also released today and is now available for download at mindhealthconnect.org.au

Butler notes “We know that one in five Australians will experience a mental illness every year. We also know less than half of these people will seek treatment.

“This portal will allow people to access information and treatment as an alternative to traditional face-to¬ face services, in their own time, in an environment in which they’re comfortable,” Mr Butler said. “Mindhealthconnect provides Australians with a pathway to trusted online therapy services and crisis support services as well as information on high prevalence conditions such as depression and anxiety.

More information can be found at the health website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr12-mb-mb062.htm