E-Mental Health Conference 2018



The 7th Annual E-Mental Health Conference
Coming Into Focus: The Role of Technology in Mental Health

What is the role of technology in mental health? Who has taken innovative approaches – and are they working? How can e-mental health enhance mental health systems already in place? And where should researchers, clinicians and those with lived experience go from here? Stakeholders from across Canada, and from countries as far away as Australia and Germany, gathered to exchange ideas, share experiences, and express hope that e-mental health – the delivery of services and information through existing technology – will reach greater numbers of people who need help.

The objectives of 2018’s conference were to:

• Increase awareness about the successes, opportunities and challenges of e-mental health, both within Canada and abroad;

• Share implementation approaches to e-mental health in Canada;

• Understand the importance and opportunities to include People with Lived Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of e-mental health programs and services; and

• Examine the role of technology in emerging public health crises, including the opioid crisis, mass traumatization, suicide prevention, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Read more in the official report here.

Financial contributions for this conference were generously donated by Health Canada.