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Workplaces are a setting with great potential to deliver preventive strategies for anxiety and depression to a large proportion of the Australian population, and the key to unlocking this potential on such a large scale is technology.
Anxiety and depression often emerge during childhood and adolescence. Educators and parents/carers of young people are therefore well placed to contribute to the prevention of these conditions.
Healthcare settings are key to preventing anxiety and depression. One reason is that most people in Australia visit a healthcare setting, such as a general practice, at least once per year. Healthcare settings therefore provide a unique opportunity to deliver preventive strategies for anxiety and depression to most Australians. Another reason is that people who study and work in healthcare settings are particularly susceptible to anxiety and depression. Healthcare settings therefore provide a unique opportunity to direct preventive strategies for anxiety and depression towards those who may need more support.