APEC economies are currently at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking varying approaches to the development and roll-out of digital and virtual mental health care. This experience represents an important opportunity for cross-regional learning and mobilization.
The Digital Hub's Disaster Resilience and Trauma Working Group has developed a work plan to support the generation, synthesis, and mobilization of new evidence on the use of digital technologies for mental health among high-risk populations in the context of COVID-19. The overall goal is to conduct knowledge synthesis and mobilization to support planning and implementation of digital mental health initiatives with an emphasis on access by high-risk populations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the APEC region.
This project, abbreviated TEAM-CAP (Technology for Equitable Access to Mental Health Care in the context of COVID-19 in the Asia Pacific) is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).