The volume of users accessing MindSpot makes the clinic one of the world's largest publicly funded digital mental health services; an achievement that Executive Director, Professor Nick Titov says “reflects the commitment of many people, including thousands of consumers who have shared their advice and guidance.”
This research paper, titled 'User Characteristics and outcomes from a national digital mental health service: an observational study of registrants of the Australian MindSpot Clinic’ delves into the demographics and outcomes of MindSpot users over the first seven years of clinic operations.
It confirms the high uptake of MindSpot services by a broad range of people from across Australia, including traditionally hard to reach groups such as rural consumers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As noted by Professor Titov:
“The results demonstrate that services such as MindSpot have an important role to play in reducing barriers to care. Digital mental health services aren’t a panacea, but they are important components of contemporary mental health systems.”MindSpot would like to acknowledge and thank the co-authors for their support and contribution, as well as our users, as we strive to further improve the quality of our digital mental health services.
Published on 19 October 2020, you can read the paper on the Lancet Digital Health.