Rural Queenslanders See Hope in Greens Rural Mental Health Plan
A $550 million plan by the Australian Greens that addresses mental health services in rural and regional Australia may provide some hope for rural Queenslanders. Rachel Worsley reports.
Published August 2013, as part of the Reportage Online Federal Election Coverage, specialising in state coverage of Queensland.
Online technology key to mental health interventions
A new study has confirmed that looking to online technologies may be the key to dealing with supporting patients of mental illness. Rachel Worsleyreports.
Online intervention can reach people who might not seek assistance otherwise. Photo: Julien Haler/flickr
A recent study from the Black Dog Institute has found that information and communication technologies are just as likely to be important as biotechnology in mental health interventions.
The study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, found that the internet has led to an explosion in the dissemination of knowledge and sharing among individuals and organisations.