Mental Health is a state of wellbeing that plays a key role in affecting the quality of life of an individual. However, globally the level of treatment and focus it receives in terms of funding and priority as a healthcare issue differs significantly. More recently mental health in Saudi Arabia has begun to receive better attention from authorities and researchers. In particular, e-mental health services and solutions are growing rapidly and are showing promise to facilitate mental health services and delivery by providing better access, and early intervention and treatment for people with mental illness. This study has been designed to assist the current mental health services in Saudi Arabia and focuses on e-mental health, which is both timely and important. In the last decade Australia has become one of the leading countries in providing e-mental health services. The research-in-progress outlined in this paper introduces possibilities and challenges in transforming the e-mental health services of Australia to the Saudi Arabian healthcare context.
Binhadyan, Bader; Peszynki, Konrad; and Wickramasinghe, Nilmini, "The Effect of e-Mental Health Services on Saudi General Mental Health" (2015). BLED 2015 Proceedings. 34.