What is eCliPSE?
The eCliPSE online portal aims to facilitate free 24/7 access to evidence-based online screening and eHealth treatments for people experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, and the clinical services supporting them. The continuing development of the site and its eHealth treatments has involved engagement with service providers in mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors to create a clinical pathway to care that supports people in their journey to wellbeing.
“People with mental health problems can often turn to drugs and alcohol and find themselves not able to get support for either. eCliPSE is an innovative solution for breaking down barriers to effective treatment. I’m passionate about eCliPSE because for the first time it allows us to get the right care to people at the right time.” - Professor Maree Teesson
Maree Teesson is Professor and Director of The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE) and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at The University of Sydney. Maree was announced as a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a National Mental Health Commissioner and Member, National Health and Medical Research Council. She is also a founding member of The MHS Management Committee since 1991.
Maree’s vision is to build the world’s leading dedicated translational research program for the prevention and treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. She seeks to increase our understanding of substance use and mental health problems, prevent these where possible and improve treatment responses.
“I have a personal and professional commitment to, and passion for, supporting people with mental health and substance use issues. Using online platforms allows confidential access to the whole community which is why I am so excited to be leading the eCliPse project.” - Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is currently in a temporary role as Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor (PVC), Research and Innovation, at the University of Newcastle. She is taking a leave of absence from her role as NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Translation at the NHMRC PREMISE Centre for Research Excellence, and Co-Director of the Mental Health Hub of the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre in Brain and Mental Health while in the Acting PVC role. Prof Kay-Lambkin is the President for The Society of Mental Health Research (SMHR), Australia’s peak body in mental health research, and Past President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII).
The eCliPSE project is made possible by the participation and funding of the following partner organisations: