What is the Platform?

    The Platform being developed by InnoWell is not a mental health service. It is a technology that works within a service provider to enhance their ability to engage with the individuals in their service beyond traditional clinical methods and outside of business hours. It acts as a digital portal to resources, information, support and wellness notifications, providing individuals with the right type of care, delivered at the right time. Furthermore, it makes the service and the individual equal partners in developing and delivering care. Through the platform, both the service and the individual feed data into the individual’s profile prompting the platform to provide recommended treatments, resources and activities which the service and individual jointly agree to work on. 

    For example, an individual enters information into the platform about their sleeping habits which prompts a conversation with their clinician to include sleep management as part of the overall treatment plan. With the platform, the individual can access useful resources, including apps, that can help with healthy sleep behaviour. With this information regularly updated, the individual and their clinician can track changes to sleep behaviour and discover how changes to sleep relate to changes to other aspects of their health, such as mood. 

    What is Project Synergy?

    Project Synergy was established to research and test the technology being built by InnoWell. InnoWell is a joint venture between The University of Sydney and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The objective for Project Synergy (2017-20) is to enhance the way traditional mental health services are delivered by using technology to provide further support, resources and access to help beyond standard clinic hours. This is achieved through a technology platform known as the Synergy Online System. 

    What is InnoWell?

    InnoWell is a joint venture between The University of Sydney and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which aims to transform mental health care in Australia and around the world. Through research and development, we seek to redesign health systems to better meet the holistic needs of people across the lifespan. InnoWell delivers digital health solutions to promote mental fitness and ensure that people receive the right care at the right time. We do this by using innovative co-design methodologies that engage all members of the community to integrate lived experience, the health sector, research evidence and product design knowledge into our digital solutions. 

    More information can be found at innowell.org