Help make mental health support more accessible
Are you seeking to build a career in the allied health industry? Are you concerned about improving community access to mental health assistance? Don’t miss this exclusive research opportunity and your chance to make a real difference.
Sonder has partnered with the University of South Australia and Adelaide University to offer a hands-on project-based PhD opportunity within Innovation in Implementation and Clinical Translation (IIMPACT) to support the implementation of ‘I can act now’, a co-designed digital mental health resource.
Digital tools are a viable option for many people who experience mental health challenges. They can help to address gaps in mental health services such as shortage of psychologists and long wait lists by providing free and timely access to mental health support and self-help strategies, in addition to face-to-face services.
The ‘I can act now’ resource is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a transdiagnostic approach to therapy that is shown to be effective for a range of mental health issues and personal challenges. ‘I can act now’ is interactive, personalised, and self-guided, and was developed in collaboration with mental health professionals and people with lived experience of distress and suicidal ideation.
Working alongside Sonder’s clinicians and consumers, the successful candidate will co-design the implementation of ‘I can act now’ within Sonder’s existing services and use a mixed methods approach to evaluate the implementation process and the effectiveness of the resource in reducing distress and improving wellbeing among consumers. Moreover, the successful applicant will measure the impact on key service delivery outcomes such as wait times, satisfaction levels, and overall efficiency.
This unique opportunity will equip the applicant with invaluable experience in industry engagement and partnership, consumer collaboration, and implementation in science, laying a solid foundation for a promising career in the allied health industry.
Are you ready to be a catalyst for change in making mental health support more accessible? Apply now for this unique opportunity and be part of this groundbreaking journey towards a more inclusive, accessible mental health landscape.
For more information and to apply, visit unisa.edu.au/research/degrees/online-mental-health-resource