aSMILE approach to online mental health information

19 Aug 2019

St Vincent’s Mental Health – Melbourne (SVMH) has a proud history of providing innovative mental health care and services to the Victorian community.

Since 2006, SVMH has been actively involved in promoting a consumer-driven care approach to mental health. This focus has provided the direction for the creation of a new mental health information website, developed in collaboration with other mental health organisations in Victoria.

The aSMILE website https://asmile.org.au/ will provide those suffering with mental illness, their families, carers and health professionals, with a holistic and easier way to browse mental illness information and available services based on their individual needs.

The site provides information on:

  • Mental health diagnosis and hospitalisation processes
  • The psychological issues surrounding mental health
  • Social guidance on financial, legal and employment matters
  • Treatment options including discussion of the medications used to treat mental illness
  • Management of general physical health including side effects and metabolic syndrome

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