Moderated Online Social Therapy

Moderated Online Social Therapy

Connecting young Victorians with enhanced digital mental health care

Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) is the first digital mental health platform to offer continuous, integrated face-to-face and digital care to young people.

It is currently available in participating Victorian headspace centres and specialist youth mental health services.

MOST offers young people aged 12 to 25 online access to evidence-based therapy and clinical support that includes tailored online therapy, tools and programs guided by clinicians, peer workers and career consultants.

Every component of MOST has been researched and developed by Orygen Digital to feel relevant to the daily life experiences of young people. It is specifically designed to help them navigate their mental health challenges safely, without judgement, and on their own terms.

If you’re aged between 15 and 25, you can access MOST through a participating Victorian headspace centre or youth specialist mental health service.

It helped me get through because I knew that I wasn’t alone and there was always someone to turn to – I was able to interact with moderators, staff and peers who had been through the same kind of thing – the toolkits, therapy comics and little step-by-step guidelines helped with things like how to stop, breathe, relax and go one step at a time…​

MOST user

 

MOST integrates with and improves existing youth mental health services

MOST is the first digital solution to offer continuous, integrated face-to-face and digital care to young people. MOST provides services and clinicians with evidence-based tools that can be used across the mental health diagnostic and severity spectrum and all stages of treatment.

MOST is staffed by professionals

With young people empowered at the centre of the model, MOST offers wrap-around support from: online peer workers, online clinicians and vocational support workers, and face-to-face clinicians.

Changing the way we deliver support.

We’ve used a decade of young people’s feedback and usage data to ensure every component captures young people’s imaginations and feels relevant to their daily lives.

Including MOST in treatment plans will:

  • reduce wait list times, visits to emergency services and relapse rates;
  • improve vocational outcomes and social connection;
  • improve support for clinicians to engage young people before, between and after their sessions; and
  • provide greater access for young people to high-quality, engaging, and evidence-based support after ceasing formal sessions.

Read more about research and development

MOST provides young people with a range of features

I think it is truly life changing. Having so many options to get help all in the one place is amazing. It’s so valuable having an infinite amount of resources and I love how you can chat with the peer moderators who are always so lovely and supporting and interested in you​

MOST trial user

 

Learn more

Download these resources to learn more about MOST.

Information for clinicians

Information for young people aged 12 to 14 

Information for young people aged 15 to 25 

 

You can also learn how clinicians can use MOST or watch Malamati’s story to find out how she used MOST on her mental health journey.

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If you would like to find out more about MOST or Orygen Digital please contact us using the form below.

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Our supporters

MOST was launched on 13 July, 2020 by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley. Read the press release.

Orygen Digital acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government and our partner, the Telstra Foundation.

MOST is generously supported by the Victorian Government, who provided $6m as part of its COVID-19 mental health support package in 2020 to roll out MOST to youth mental health services across the State. A further $12m was granted in 2021 to boost MOST’s reach in Victoria over the next two years. The Telstra Foundation has also contributed $1m to iterate and improve the MOST technology platform.

The New South Wales and ACT governments have also committed to introducing MOST for young people in their jurisdictions.