Needs, gaps and opportunities for standard and e-mental health care among at-risk populations in the Asia Pacific in the context of COVID-19: a rapid scoping review
Jill K Murphy, Amna Khan, Qiumeng Sun, Harry Minas, Simon Hatcher, Chee H Ng, Mellissa Withers, Andrew Greenshaw, Erin E Michalak, Promit Ananyo Chakraborty, Karen Sharmini Sandanasamy, Nurashikin Ibrahim, Arun Ravindran, Jun Chen, Cong Nguyen Vu, Raymond W Lam
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have profound mental health impact, including in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region. Some populations might be at higher risk of experiencing negative mental health impacts and may encounter increased barriers to accessing mental health care. The pandemic and related restrictions have led to changes in care delivery, including a rapid shift to the use of e-mental health and digital technologies. It is therefore essential to consider needs and opportunities for equitable mental health care delivery to the most at-risk populations. This rapid scoping review: 1) identifies populations in the APEC region that are at higher risk of..View full abstract
Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
This review was conducted as part of a study funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis Grant: COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity in Mental Health and Substance Use (CIHR-IRSC:0613002092).