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Bots and ‘digital humans’ in mental healthcare – the next wave of technology?

Are you having difficulty getting your head around the use of technology in mental health care? The idea that computer programs might interact with humans in a humanlike way has been around for decades but ideas about implementation are getting more and more sophisticated.

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My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave
My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave

I am volunteer youth and community presenter for the Black Dog Institute and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to feature on the Being Well podcast series made by Black Dog. In my episode I talk about my experience of using the online mental health tool ‘myCompass’ to keep my headspace positive.

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Using Online Tools in Suicide Prevention | Podcast
Using Online Tools in Suicide Prevention | Podcast

This podcast is en excerpt of the webinar where we discussed the recent advancements in the development of online tools and resources available that are potentially helpful in keeping people safe from suicide.

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Head to Health – an online pathway to mental health care
Head to Health – an online pathway to mental health care

What do you do when you know you have a problem but you don’t know where to go for help? It’s a common dilemma.

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Diversity Online - Psychological Support for LGBTI+ People | Podcast
Diversity Online - Psychological Support for LGBTI+ People | Podcast

This podcast is en excerpt of the webinar where we discussed the appropriate psychological services for LGBTI+ people with special reference to the services available online.

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Mental Health Training Opportunities for GPs in 2018
Mental Health Training Opportunities for GPs in 2018

Do you need to upskill in mental health? 2018 is a brand-new year ripe for a new training resolution!

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When I say “I Love You” I may not mean what you think
When I say “I Love You” I may not mean what you think

Human emotions are a complex thing. Some scientists try to identify and classify emotions using electroencephalographic signals in the deep neural network. Others study body movement and gesture dynamics. Others concentrate on physiological indicators.

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How did you go over Christmas?
How did you go over Christmas?

I find Christmas a bit stressful but I don’t think I’m alone in that. Everyone has a different basis for their Christmas stress and I know what my problem is. I want to make the celebration perfect for everyone.

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How is Your Mental Health?
How is Your Mental Health?

It has become pretty clear in recent times that health practitioners are no less subject to mental health problems than the people they treat. More so perhaps! Why might that be?

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Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community
Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community

The next Black Dog Institute / eMHPrac live webinar will be held on 15th November. It’s an auspicious date. It’s the date the results of the national plebiscite on marriage equality will be announced.

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