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Mental Health: Telehealth and remote consultation in mental health

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Telehealth and remote consultations in mental health

This is a special issue of Mental Health Update about telehealth and other remote consultations. It includes video, web and telephone consultations that require direct interaction between mental health practitioners and clients. It does not include mobile apps, websites or ehealth interventions without a direct interaction. This is especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Full text access: Most of these resources are freely accessible, but articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access. Readers from other organisations are welcome, but please note that some links will not work for you, and this library can only supply subscription based full text resources to SVHM staff and students.

Contact: to subscribe, ask a question, or request an Endnote library of citations (SVHM staff only)

Last update: 28 October 2020 (new articles are added to the top of the relevant section)


Barriers and facilitators

Client interaction


Implementation models

International experience

Rapid deployment

Risk management


Therapeutic alliance


Treatment adherence




Client perspectives

Practitioner perspectives

Specific outcomes

Access to healthcare

Hospitalisation and readmissions

Medication adherence

Telehealth at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Covid-19 specific



Art therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Gambling intervention


Problem solving

Suicide prevention

Useful tips for mental health practitioners on implementing telehealth

There are lots of useful tips in this interview from SimplePractice about implementing telehealth. Pamela Suraci discusses how she sets up appointments, uses technology and helps clients connect via video-conference.

Client groups

Consultation liaison



Intellectual disability






Helen Wilding

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
Thursdays, Fridays & alternate Wednesdays
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