make your mental health part of your every day!

goAct creates technologies that help manage complex mental health issues in everyday life.

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ABOUT US

goAct was formed several years ago when a group of health professionals – combining their expertise in psychiatry, psychology, informatics, software and biomedical engineering – sought to focus digital health technologies on helping clinicians to engage with their patients and researchers to collect and analyse their data in meaningful ways.

We've recently re-focused our technology, products and efforts on managing the complexities of mental health.

Can we track and recognise the earliest signs of mental health decline, then offer the right support at the right time?

By harnessing and analysing mental health related data in real time, goAct technology is now solving this problem. Our flagship product - MINDtick - is beginning to shape the way people adapt and respond to mental health issues; bringing awareness and reflection to their everyday life.

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What we do

goAct develops innovative web and smartphone-based health technologies... that help detect, identify and manage complex mental health issues as and when they arise.

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Our Mission

At goAct, we believe in the democratisation of better mental health care & we aspire to...create affordable, accessible and effective positive technologies that make mental health part of everyday life.

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Our Vision

We see a future where technology redefines our everyday awareness of mental health.
In this future...

  • goAct products will help predict and manage mental health issues before they arise. 
  • goAct innovation will shape the way people adapt and respond to everyday life; improving their mental well-being and resilience.

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Our Story

We started with the simple idea of supporting the patient-therapist interaction journey. Asking questions like:

  • How can health professionals use technology to monitor and assess their patients between regular consults?
  • How can this help to manage their caseloads? 
  • How can they identify which of their patients are more likely to need attention?

We evolved this idea in two areas:

  1. Helping researchers gather digital data and optimise engagement with their research participants in real-time.
     
  2. Honing in on how to analyse and make sense of this data in relation to timely decision support for chronic clinical issues.

This experience has allowed us to build new features, validate our technology, and gather data in novel ways. We've now focused our technology, products and efforts entirely on managing the complexities of mental health.

Some of the problems goAct technology is solving...

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How to gather day-to-day subjective insights using effective and engaging in-the-moment surveys.

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How to gather real time data from objective sources (smartphone sensors and usage patterns).

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How to link in and visualise the most relevant data from wearable devices.

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How to understand the impact of everyday environmental and social factors on mental health conditions.

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How to derive personally meaningful and useful information from various sources of data.

Our Future

It's our vision to digitally disrupt the way that mental health care is delivered to and enacted every day by everyone.

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We know this will be an ongoing challenge.

To achieve this, goAct takes a novel approach to harnessing the moment-to-moment data that each one of us leaves behind as the digital footprints of our online and increasingly interconnected lives. And, we are helping researchers translate ground-breaking research that is at the intersection of where technology meets mental health care.

Our ambitious ideas are now becoming a reality with the support of the Digital Health CRC and our involvement in the Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Digitally Enhanced Living. This adds to our strong long-standing academic partnership with Flinders University,  and our more recent collaborations with Harvard University, Sydney University, Deakin University and Technische Universität Dresden.

Initial trials of our MINDtick product are currently underway in Australia at SALHN SA Health sites across South Australia.

We will soon commence similar trials in Europe at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany.

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What we are building towards is an innovative suite of products that will be at the forefront of patient-centric mental health care offering a more interactive and engaging experience for you and a more rewarding one for mental health care professionals, employers and insurance agencies alike.

goAct is creating the kind of products that put you in the driver's seat and make your mental health a part of your every day!

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Our Services

Our consulting and product development services are now available for researchers and research organisations ready to translate their hard work into real world products.

These services are based on the goAct health technology platform that aggregates health data, generates insights and delivers timely support and interventions. If you are a researcher or research organisation looking for a technology partner, contact us today.

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Testimonials

  • “Psychological investigation needs participants. goAct helped us solve this problematic issue and recruit, hold and engage people.”

    Professor Julio Licinio

    M.D., FRANZCP, Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Head, Mind and Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University.

  • “goAct provided us with a user-friendly system that allowed us to smoothly gather outcome measures and communicate with both local, and remote and regional-based patients. It made the provision of services, to a regional population without access to face to face services, engaging and efficient.”

    Dr Susan Simpson

    Director, Schema Therapy Training, Scotland and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia

  • THE NEED

    “only 20 percent of the factors that influence a person’s health are related to access and quality of health care. The other 80 percent are due to socioeconomic, environmental, or behavioral factors…”

    Hussein and Collins

    Why big health systems are investing in community health, Harvard Business Review 2016 (citing Going beyond clinical walls: Solving complex problems, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014