17 October 2018

One click away: Insights into mental health digital self-help by young Australians

This report uses data on 2,000 young people involved in the ReachOut Cohort Study to examine the effectiveness of mental health digital self-help services for young people. The study found that digital self-help is an effective and engaging means of mental health support for young people. The majority of the surveyed young people reported that ReachOut helped them understand and deal with their issues. The author argues that the report is a powerful illustration of how innovative technology can improve access to critical services, at a reduced cost, and suggests Government continues its work in integrating scalable digital self-help with broader mental health services.