Updated: Jun 8
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic some are predicting a mental health crisis. If you're a Psychologists or mental health professionals it makes good sense to evaluate your presence on the internet and the best place to start is with your website.
Upgrading or building a website is a daunting task, particularly if it is not something you do every day and your busy trying to manage your own Practice. It takes time and money and often with no more return than you might expect from a White or Yellow Pages listing. Well a great deal has happened in the web development space and with the current Covid-19 Pandemic, now is a good time to re-think your approach and to ask yourself - is my website up to the task?
A Looming Mental Health Crisis
Being isolated from friends and family due to social distancing, the anxiety from fear of contracting the Virus and the financial stress of losing your job are each in themselves likely to effect mental health. The combination of all three has some experts predicting a looming mental health crisis. Even if it does not come to that, there is no doubt the demand for counselling and therapy is set to rise.
The Power of the Internet
Even before the Covid-19 Pandemic, the internet was already the go-to source for information. Since Covid-19, internet use is up by over 30% and with the move to video conferencing it is well on the way to becoming the primary communications platform as well. This makes your website more important than ever.
More than a Phone and Address Listing
What websites look like, what they can do and how people interact with them has changed enormously in the past 5 years. In fact, if your website is 2 or more years old, chances are it has already passed its use by date. They are no longer just an extension of brand marketing but a capable business tool you can use to reduce your administrative burden and improve efficiency as well as to engage with and provide additional support to your Clients or Patients.
If this strikes a chord with you, then idResults can help.
To help idResults has prepared 2 sample websites and produced a FREE guideline that details the principles to follow when building a new website.
To access these, simply visit the idResults website.