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Self-help—online

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term494960
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
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Self-help—online includes structured interactive online programs which take people, who have a lived experience of mental illness, through exercises to help them develop skills to handle life's challenges more effectively.

Unlike Counselling, support, information and referral–online, services which fall under Self-help—online never involve interaction with another person, only interaction with the online program’s content.
Context:Help on this termMental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termDistinguishing features:
  • Population-based (rather than individually-tailored)
  • Conducted online
  • Not individually facilitated by another person
  • Available 24 hours a day
Inclusions:
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy- (CBT) based programs
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy- (IPT) based programs
Exclusions:
  • Mutual support and self-help activities which incidentally occur online, e.g. online support groups (these services are not currently reported in the Mental health non-government organisation establishments DSS)

Example services:

  • myCompass

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Mental health non-government organisation service type code N[N] Health, Standard 13/11/2014, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Mental health non-government organisation establishments NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation grants cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Mutual support and self-help Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Self-help—online mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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