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Discuss how ther service in which you work could be optimised and/or improved to better meet the mental health needs of young pe
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Mental health through internet technology Maintenance of therapeutic communication is considered to be the most essential part of mental health. As a natural social entity, individuals constantly strive to express their viewpoints in social issues and verbalize their personal feelings and emotions to other people in whatever means available.
With the advancement in information technology, web- based programs in promoting mental health are starting to penetrate the mainstream and produce cogent rationale on the necessity to upgrade the classic methods of information dissemination, counselling and psychotherapy. In this paper, the potential use of the internet technology in ensuring adequate information access to the young population in Victoria, Australia will be discussed including potential limitations of the online programs. E-mental health is a new system developed to cope with the challenges of healthcare delivery systems (Christensen & Hickie, 2010). With extended geographical distances, Australia initiated online programs to disseminate information and provide psychotherapeutic treatment as needed. Interventions may vary from counselling, individual psychotherapy, utilization of support groups, and other cognitive- behavioural therapies. In terms of projected usage, recent cross- sectional studies by Burns et al. (2010) demonstrated that young people are more likely to use internet services in search for help and assistance to most of their psychosocial problems. The easier accessibility of online programs also showed remarkable results in the participation of young people especially from rural and remote areas in Australia (Bennett et al., 2010). ...
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