Research Paper Title
Advancing E-Mental Health in Canada: Report From a Multistakeholder Meeting.
The need for e-mental health (electronic mental health) services in Canada is significant.
The current mental health care delivery models primarily require people to access services in person with a health professional.
Given the large number of people requiring mental health care in Canada, this model of care delivery is not sufficient in its current form. E-mental health technologies may offer an important solution to the problem.
This topic was discussed in greater depth at the 9th Annual Canadian E-Mental Health Conference held in Toronto, Canada.
Themes that emerged from the discussions at the conference include:
- The importance of trust, transparency, human centredness, and compassion in the development and delivery of digital mental health technologies;
- An emphasis on equity, diversity, inclusion, and access when implementing e-mental health services;
- The need to ensure that the mental health workforce is able to engage in a digital way of working; and
- Co-production of e-mental health services among a diverse stakeholder group becoming the standard way of working.
Strudwick, G., Impey, D., Torous, J., Krausz, R.M. & Wiljer, D. (2020) Advancing E-Mental Health in Canada: Report From a Multistakeholder Meeting. JMIR Mental Health. 7(4), pp.e19360. doi: 10.2196/19360.