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Being Well – Black Dog Institute Blog for Health Professionals

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What makes a mental health app work?

What makes a mental health app work?

May 18, 2022 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

Clinicians I talk to often say that they recommend mental health apps all the time, but they find that even the most enthusiastic users seem to disengage pretty quickly.


Have you lost your mojo?

Have you lost your mojo?

May 04, 2022 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

I’m pretty sure I’ve lost mine. I lost it in the early part of 2021 and haven’t laid eyes on it since.


Are we all ok?

Are we all ok?

March 25, 2022 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

Often OK is the very best I can do (especially lately), and I try to be grateful for that, but wouldn’t it be nice to be more than OK, to be flourishing, for a little more of the time! I hope I don’t have to wait for the world to be a better place before that happens.


How connecting to my Aboriginality helps me stay strong

How connecting to my Aboriginality helps me stay strong

March 04, 2022 David Edwards
David Edwards

Being connected to your Aboriginal heritage can bring fulfilment and a sense of identity and culture but what about wellbeing?


Blended care – the future of therapy?

Blended care – the future of therapy?

February 16, 2022 Dr Samantha Spanos
Dr Samantha Spanos

Psychologists and their clients are perceiving online therapy in a new light since the pandemic. Although face-to-face therapy is once again possible, psychologists are opting for a mix of in-person and online therapy as the demand for care grows. Moving forward, how can digital programs be best integrated into routine care?