Our technology is backed by a research and development team, lead by Professor Ian Hickie, who is Scientific Advisor to InnoWell and the Co-Director at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. Click on the link below to listen to Ian's interview on ABC's Radio National where he talks about the importance of getting care that addresses individual and context.
Professor Ian Hickie met with grassroots agencies in the North Coast PHN as part of Project Synergy and the InnoWell Platform, followed by a hands-on workshop with community members determined to take effective regionally-based action and model effective system-level planning and implementation of mental health services. Digital mental health services solving real service challenges in regional Australia. The radio interview form the day is below between times 1:10:20 and 1:15:00
“It’s important for developers because they want people to stay engaged with their product. By applying this model to mental health apps we can help support users through the experience of working on their mental health so that they don’t ‘tune out’ of therapy, which can be difficult.”
"People here want to solve the problem. They want to fix things locally, and that's great! We all understand the power off technology. But healthcare has been very reluctant to use those technologies."
"[Regional Australia] are exactly the kinds of areas that need these innovative trials and they're also the areas that we've struggled to provide the right kinds of health services that can really make a difference."
"The statistic is distressing but it suggests an effective place to start treatment: 75 percent of mental health problems begin before age 25, and 50 percent before age 15. Now a common point of contact has suggested a radical approach to service delivery."