What is eCliPSE?
The eCliPSE online portal aims to facilitate free 24/7 access to evidence-based online screening, eHealth treatments and resources for people experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, as well as any 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 use sectors to create a clinical pathway to care that supports people in their journey to wellbeing.
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is the current Institute Director and CEO of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). While in this role, she has taken a leave of absence from her role as Senior Research Fellow, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Translation at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) PREMISE Centre for Research Excellence. Prior to her appointment as Institute Director of HMRI, Professor Kay-Lambkin held positions including Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation and Head of School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Professor Kay-Lambkin is the current President for the Society of Mental Health Research (SMHR), Australia’s peak body in mental health research. She is also a former President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), the peak international body representing research and technology in health and related disciplines.
“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 Maree Teesson
Professor Maree Teesson is the Director of the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE) and an 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, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. She is also a National Mental Health Commissioner and Member of the NHMRC, and 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.
“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.”
The eCliPSE project is made possible by the participation and funding of the following partner organisations: