Realising the Potential of Digital Mental Healthcare

08 December 2016 Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London

The adoption of technology in mental healthcare has the potential to improve access, result in more efficient and flexible services and improve outcomes.

The NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) mental health technology symposium 2016 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare.

The event has now taken place but you can pdfdownload the full programme.

Thanks to all participants and our exhibitors:

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Latest news: 2016 symposium is now announced for 8th December

December 2015: Harnessing the Digital Revolution

Session 1: Integrating Digital Technology with face to face services  

Chair: Dr Lia Ali

Development & Implementation of iCBT for anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children and adolescents. Dr Eva Serlachius & Fabian Lenhard, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Online anonymous counselling service: cross organisational working to engage with hard-to-reach young people. Aaron Sefi, Xenzone/Kooth. 

Session 2: Assessing Mental Health Apps 

Keynote Address: Alexia Tonnel (NICE): Providing citizens with access to an assessed set of 'apps'

Debate: 'Trials or Tripadvisor' Elizabeth Murray, Eve Critchley, André Tomlin, Charles Lowe, David Cox

Session 3: Rapid Figure Technology Showcase


Session 4: Implementing Technology in the NHS

SHaRON: Support Hope and Recovery Online Network for Eating Disorders. Simon Thomson & Eleanor Deighton 

People-driven digital Health. Victoria Betton, Leeds mHabitat and Sue Sibbald, Peer Support Specialist, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust. 

Keynote address: Andrew Chitty

Digital Health - The future of the NHS 

Keynote address: John Geddes

True Colours: Remote Monitoring Technology for Depression 

Keynote address: Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England

Digital Health - The future of the NHS 


Sponsors and exhibitors

Thank you to ProReal Ltd, our headline sponsor for the 2015 Symposium.  

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Thank you to all our exhibitors at the 2015 Symposium

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Session 1: Current Research on mHealth & remote video technology 

Prof Mike Cooke CBE: Welcome

Prof Chris Hollis: Opening Remarks

Prof Shon Lewis: Digital mHealth approaches to managing psychosis

Prof Richard Morriss & Dr Sam Malins: Faster translation of evidence to practice: a RCT of videoconferencing for health anxiety 

Dr Mike Scanlan: Using video technology to deliver IAPT services

Professor Chris Hollis: Introduction to MindTech

Thank you to everyone who participated in our launch symposium on Monday 11 November 2013.  The conference was attended by over 200 people from a range of backgrounds and included clinicians, service users, academics, SMEs/ technology developers, research funders and health policy makers. Here is information about our final programme.

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'Recovery [from depression] is a social exercise that can be assisted but never replaced by digital technologies' ??