Comment: There is evidence for the effectiveness of online courses to support mental health. The recent Productivity Commission Report on mental health highlighted that online treatment can provide a convenient, clinically effective, low-cost way … to manage their mental illness. Information on various options can be found at the Health Direct website – see below.
What is online therapy?
Online therapy is psychological support, information, therapy and other help that is provided online or on your mobile device.
There are many different types of online therapy. Some are as simple as screening tools and checklists to help you decide if you want to seek help for a psychological issue. Some offer web seminars. Others have structured online programs. Some programs offer an online counsellor to talk to, while others don’t.
Online therapy can be a very effective way of helping most people. It can be accessed easily with a computer, tablet or smartphone.