Why quality research matters to your mental health
How important is the term “evidence-based” to you when you Google information about your health?
While we might think twice before taking medication, we may not be as discerning about the mental health tips and advice we consume online.
So what’s the big deal about the term “evidence-based”?
The term can be used to describe mental health information that is based on well-researched mechanisms and scientific understanding of:
- how humans think and behave,
- what causes someone to develop a mental health condition, and
- which psychological strategies are helpful to alleviate particular kinds of suffering.
It can also refer to psychological treatments, group therapies, and online courses which have been tested to check whether they actually achieve the desired results.
The good news is that here at THIS WAY UP, we are committed to developing and releasing high quality, evidence-based programs that are informed by the latest scientific developments in the field of mental health.
We do this by using accepted scientific models of psychological symptoms and testing our treatment courses in clinical research trials to make sure they achieve significant, measurable, and meaningful results for our patients and students.
Does this mean that we can guarantee our courses will help someone with a mental health difficulty?
Unfortunately not, because there are many different factors that affect recovery.
We can, however, confidently say that over 80% of individuals who complete our online treatment courses show significant improvements in their mental health!
And that is why quality research is so important – it allows you choose what is likely to actually help you get your mental health back on track.
The good news is that you can be part of our continuous efforts to improve our knowledge and understanding of effective online treatments simply by taking part in our studies.
Click here to access our research clinic and see which research studies are currently recruiting participants.
Did you know...
Did you know that the AUD $59 fee for our self-help treatment courses goes directly to support the research and development of novel mental health interventions?
It also allows us to create and release free well-being courses to make effective psychological strategies even more accessible.
Click below to browse our extensive range of evidence-based online courses for anxiety and related mental health conditions.