The APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health (‘the Digital Hub’) is hosted in Canada at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in partnership with the University of Alberta and the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). The Digital Hub is a well-known network of stakeholders representing researchers, healthcare providers, policymakers and people with lived experience (PWLE) from across the region. The Digital Hub’s working group on Disaster Resilience and Trauma is conducting a study that has two objectives: 1) to understand the mental health needs particular to high-risk groups in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region, 2) to understand how best to use digital mental health to provide accessible and acceptable care to at-risk populations.
You are eligible if you are:
- above the age of 19
- able to provide informed consent
- live in one of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation countries (see list below*)
If you decide to take part in it, you will be asked to complete a basic demographic information form. You will also be asked about mental health care delivery in the context of COVID-19 in your country – and about needs and gaps related to mental health care for at-risk populations based on your own experience and expertise. Your responses will be anonymous and no one will be able to identify you or your answers by any means. You will also have the option to enter a draw to win a $50 pre-paid VISA gift card.