Healthdirect Australia was tasked by the Australian Federal Government to create a single online gateway for mental health and wellbeing in order to support the goals of the National e-Mental Health Strategy, with Drupal being the technology of choice.
Launched in July 2012, mindhealthconnect was a national e-mental health website that is operated by Healthdirect Australia, on behalf of the Australian Federal Government. The website provides a range of online pathways and tools, including a guided search, to assist users (both consumers and health professionals) in finding a range of relevant mental health and wellbeing information, online programs, services, news, helplines and additional resources.
Pulling resources from Australia’s leading health-focussed organisations, mindhealthconnect.org.au provides a first step to finding trusted online mental health and wellbeing resources, so you can help yourself or someone you care about to connect with the right information. Partners include beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, ReachOut.com, MindSpot, Lifeline and many more.
With challenging deadlines and requirements, and a number of stakeholders involved in the process, PreviousNext relied heavily on the Drupal platform for it’s freedom and flexibility. The project involved the delivery of a fully responsive website, a redesign and the addition of a wide range of new functionality and enhancements including guided search and other tools.
The PreviousNext team worked closely with the Healthdirect Australia project team to deliver this highly successful project on time. The new website provided a great resource for the Australian public and allowed for the future growth of a broader range of mental health and wellbeing content, tools and other services. The website was superseded by "Head to Health" in 2017.