MAP (Mood Assessment Program)
The MAP (Mood Assessment Program) is a computerised assessment and diagnostic tool for depression and bipolar disorders.
We would like to advise a change of ownership and management of the MAP (Mood Assessment Program).
During December the Black Dog Institute will discontinue the administration of the MAP and hand over the ongoing administration to Mood Assessment Systems Australia who will run the MAP from moodassessment.com.au
Mood Assessment Systems Australia has been established in order to ensure the MAP's continued availability and to continue its development in the future. The team comprise Stuart and Michelle Parker, who originally undertook the technical development of the MAP for the Black Dog Institute, and Prof Gordon Parker, the founder of the Black Dog Institute whose research and vision was the basis for the MAP, and who will continue his involvement with the MAP and oversee it’s future development.
There will be some changes going forward. As administration of the MAP will no longer be funded by the Black Dog Institute, the MAP will incur a service fee. There will also be some changes to the branding, contacts, links and other details.
Other Black Dog Institute clinical servicesThe Institute will continue to offer face-to-face and telehealth clinical assessment, and clinical assessment and psychological treatment for depression and other mood disorders. For more information, please visit: https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/clinical-resources/clinical-services
What to expect during the transition period
If you need to contact anyone about any support issues - these should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
During the transition there will be a short maintenance outage of approximately two hours. The timing of this will be advised by the Mood Assessment Systems Australia shortly.
What will stay the same?
- The MAP will stay the same apart from some updates in the management section.
- The name MAP will stay.
What will change?
- The link to the MAP will change.
- The branding on the MAP will change.
- Contacts and other details will change.
- Introduction of a payment system to support administration costs
What do I need to do now?
If you have access to your email system - adding http://moodassessment.com.au/ to your whitelist will help to stop emails from the new domain being marked as SPAM when you are contacted. You can also send a test message to email@example.com, which will help with the whitelisting.
Contacts and further information
The Black Dog Institute office will be closed for the holidays from 20 December to 1 January inclusive. In the meantime any questions can be directed to Stuart Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8007 4572. Further announcements and information will be shared by the Mood Assessment Systems team in due course.