Clinical practice points

Clinical practice points

Managing risk in telehealth: tips for mental health workers

Telehealth, including the use of phone or videoconferencing technology, is becoming a standard tool in youth mental health.The benefits of telehealth are well-established, however research on the safety risks associated with telehealth is still emerging.This tip sheet includes information on safety planning, privacy and confidentiality, handling technical disruptions, adapting communication styles, managing workload, getting support for yourself and additional resources.For young people accessing care via telehealth, Orygen has developed the resources Getting the most out of telehealth: tips for young people and Staying safe on telehealth: tips for young people.  

Social media + youth mental health

This fact sheet was developed out of a focus group run with young people who took part in the Orygen Summer Experience Program. It provides an overview of the pros and cons of social media, as well as some top tips about social media use among young people, for professionals working with young people in any setting.

The digital age: Does digital technology work in youth mental health settings?

This clinical practice point will review some of the literature available for using digital technology in mental health clinical work – a practice known as e-mental health. It provides some practical tips for clinicians and professionals working with young people struggling with mental ill-health.