New web-based innovation supporting mental health and substance use

Posted 20th September 2023 in Sector news

Representatives from the University of Newcastle, in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Sydney, have partnered with the NSW Ministry of Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Ramsey Health Foundation, and Beyond Blue to launch a new an initiative designed to help Australians navigate mental health and substance use concerns.

The initiative, eCliPSE, is a new web-based platform that offers access to high-quality, evidence-based online screening and clinical treatments for mental health and substance use concerns.

eCliPSE offers a range of programs and resources to empower individuals to develop the skills needed to improve their mental health and manage their substance use effectively. eCliPSE contains information about a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use, and trauma. eCliPSE also offers information and support to the families and friends of individuals experiencing these concerns.

eCliPSE's service is designed to foster collaboration and support between individual users and their health professionals and create a clinical pathway to care that supports individual wellbeing. Individuals can access eCliPSE when most beneficial to them and facilitate access and experience with their health professional when needed.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, CEO of HMRI and a co-developer of eCliPSE, expresses: "eCliPSE holds great promise in transforming how we seek and access support for our mental health and wellbeing".

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