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National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
The National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards aim to improve the quality of digital mental health service provision, and to protect service users and their support people from harm.
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About the Standards
The three NSQDMH Standards include 59 actions related to clinical and technical aspects of digital mental health services. They describe the level of care and the safeguards that a digital mental health service should provide.
Implementing the NSQDMH Standards is voluntary for digital mental health service providers. Providers include non-government, public or private organisations, or individuals who make a digital mental health service available for others to use.
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Links to the NSQDMH Standards
- Development of the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) partnered with service users, consumers, carers, families, clinicians, service providers and technical experts to develop the NSQDMH Standards. The NSQDMH Standards were officially released on 30 November 2020.
- Digital mental health – Information for consumers and carers
Digital mental health services have grown in popularity in the past decade, and offer new and innovative ways for consumers, carers and families to access care. Evidence shows that digital technology can play an important role in delivering services.
- Implementing the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
NSQDMH Standards is voluntary for digital mental health service providers. Providers include non-government, public or private organisations, or individuals who make a digital mental health service available for others to use. Service providers using the NSQDMH Standards should have systems and processes in place to reduce the risk of harm, protect privacy and increase confidence and assurance in the quality of their digital mental health services.
- Assessment to the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
Accreditation provides assurances to service users that a digital mental health service provider meets expected standards for safety and quality. Accreditation is a formal process in which trained independent reviewers assess a service provider’s evidence of implementation of the NSQDMH Standards.
- National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards resource library
There is a wide range of resources available for digital mental health service providers, consumers and carers. On this page you will find fact sheets, case studies, templates and guides.
- Safety and Quality Advice Centre
The Advice Centre provides support for digital mental health services, assessors and accrediting agencies on NSQDMH Standards implementation.
For questions and feedback on the NSQDMH Standards and the next phase of the project please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org