As you may have picked up on social media, the top 10 questions for Digital Technology for Mental Health were agreed at the final workshop! Thank you to everyone who came and helped with this final stage of priorisation. We are working hard on getting information ready to publish the top 10 and other findings from the project later this year. Keep in touch with us to find out more.... 

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Keep an eye on this page for all our updates.
16/02/2018 - one step closer to the top 10!
We had a grand total of 628 people tell us which ten questions were the most important to them. So we're now busy counting the votes to take the most popular 25 or so questions to the final workshop on 12th March. How exciting!

07/02/2018 - Survey must close next week!

There's one week left to take part in our survey - don't miss out!! Just click the big red button above and you'll go straight there.

For those interested in the behind-the-scenes work of the project, the notes from Steering Group 9 have now been approved and can be viewed here - pdfSteering Group 9 notes APPROVED

24/01/2018 - Survey responses reach 500!

Fantastic news! We've reached 500 responses in the second survey. This survey asks you to pick your own top 10 questions for research from the long list. If you haven't selected yours yet, just click the big red button above and you'll go straight there.

To help get word out about this opportunity we're working closely with our project partners - Mental Health Foundation, Nesta, the McPin Foundation, MQ transforming mental health, mHabitat and of course, the Mental Elf. Thanks all for such great support. 

28/11/2017 - Survey open and project update

We are super excited to launch the second survey for this project today! Your chance to pick the top 10 questions most important to you and direct future research into digital for mental health.

If you'd like to know a little more about how we got from the 1,500 original questions submitted to us to this survey, check the November 2017 newsletter which tells the story. 
pdfDigitalMHQ Nov 2017

22/11/2017 We're busting the jargon!

Apps, VR, AI, virtual assistants..... What are they? Well, glad you asked. For the next stage of the project, we thought a jargon buster around these names and terms for all things digital and mental health would be useful. Have a look and let us know what you think.
pdfDigitalMHQ Jargon Buster

09/11/2017 From 1,500 to 150 - it's almost time to choose your top 10!

When we asked for your questions about Digital Technology for Mental Health, we didn’t know how many people would respond or how many questions would be submitted. We now know that over 600 of you had around 1,500 questions! Wow - that’s a lot! Now it's almost time to choose the 10 questions you think are the most important. Look out for the next survey coming soon....

19/09/2017 - We've reached 100 action points!

Our last steering group meeting was on 6th September. At this meeting we recorded our 100th action point! Quite a list we have generated throughout the project. Our main business is still analysing and interpreting the questions that have been submitted to the project - it's an enormous task (I keep saying that!), but we're getting there. We're also turning our attention to the interim priorisation where we will ask people to select their own top 10. Keep a look out for further updates. 

Here's the notes from the meeting in July in case you want to keep track of the project.
pdfSteering Group 7 notes APPROVED

12/07/2017 - Lastest Steering Group meeting

We were hosted by the Mental Health Foundation in London for our last Steering Group meeting (no. 7) and made to feel very welcome. As well as spending time looking at the types of questions that have come in through the survey, we started to think about the next stages of the project - it's quite a enormous task we face of getting from around 1,500 questions to a top 10! 

Here's the notes from Steering Group 6 if you fancy a read.
pdfSteering Group 6 notes APPROVED

05/07/2017 Survey now closed
We've closed the survey which asked you to submit your questions about digital technology for mental health. We've had a great response - around 600 people have asked over 1,300 questions - wow!! We've got a big job to do over the summer working our way through all these questions. As soon as we have a better sense of what people are asking about, we'll let you know.

14/06/2017 Latest Steering Group meeting
Steering Group 6 was via teleconference last week. Our main focus was checking that the survey is getting enough responses from a wide range of people. We're not doing too badly, but keen to hear from more young people, mental health nurses and folks in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Here's the notes from Steering Group 5 if you fancy a read
pdfsteering Group 5 notes APPROVED

07/06/2017 #DigitalMHQ Tweet chat Monday 5th June, 8pm
Check out the transcript of the Tweet Chat on the WeCommunities website - interesting stuff!

25/04/2017 Latest Steering Group meeting
Last week we held Steering Group meeting No. 5. It was thrilling to start looking at your questions - really interesting session. Thanks to all that took part.
The notes from the fourth meeting were also approved. Do have a read if you are interested.
pdfSteering Group 4 notes APPROVED

11/04/2017: We're on BBC Radio Nottingham!
Listen to Lucy and Debbie talking about technology for mental health and how people can talk part in the project on iPlayer (it's about about 2 hours 14 minutes)

06/04/2017: Have you met Scout yet?
Your guide to all things digital for mental health and why we need your questions

29/03/2017: The survey is OPEN!
We need to hear from you - please send us your questions about digital technology for mental health

28/03/2017: Project podcast
Listen to Chris Hollis and Lucy Simons in conversation about the project and specifically why it's so important we hear from clinicians

23/03/2017: Project leaflet
Out today, a short leaflet explaining what we are up to - please share around your networks to promote the project

22/03/2017: Steering Group meeting today!
More intense discussions today (via teleconference) - this time about the detail of our consultation survey. It's due to be launched in the next few weeks, so watch this space!

Also we signed off the notes from February's meeting - feel free to have a peruse.


08/03/2017: NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre co-funds the PSP
We are delighted that the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has agreed to join our project and has contributed some vital funds which mean we’ve reached our target for covering the essential costs of the project. We’re looking forward to working with Professor Til Wykes and Dr Sara Simblett.

22/02/2017 Steering Group meeting today!
Intense discussion about how to frame our consultation survey at today's meeting. Any ideas? Get in touch. We also signed off the notes from last time. Feel free to take a read!! 


08/02/2017 Digital Technology for mental health: Asking the right questions
After much pondering and debating within the Steering Group, we've a new title for this project! By adding 'Asking the right questions' to the title, we hope that people will more quicky understand the focus on the project (that is, research priorities) and more readily take part once the survey is open later this spring.

16/12/2016 We are delighted that the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is joining the proejct team. Iris Elliott, Head of Policy and Research, will represent the MHF on the Steering Group. Along with MQ Transforming Mental Health (also in our team), the MHF co-led the JLA PSP on Depression which produced the top ten research questions about depression last year. Working with the MHF will really widen our networks, knowledge, expertise and resources - we're so pleased to welcome them on board!

Here are the notes from the first steering group meeting for the PSP held on 24 October 2016.
pdfSteering Group 1 Notes

We are pleased to announce the launch of the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on Digital Technology for Mental Health. Web pages introducing the PSP have now been drafted along with details of the Steering Group and the Project Partners.