Improving Lives with Digital Mental Healthcare


Wednesday 5th December 2018

Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London

Digital technology has the potential to transform mental healthcare by offering  novel interventions embedded in more accessible, efficient and flexible services that provide better outcomes.  However, if digital mental healthcare is to succeed in improving lives it requires both a stronger evidence-base and clear pathways for delivery, adoption and sustainability in real-world services.

The NIHR Mental Health MedTech Co-Operative (MIC) mental health technology symposium 2018 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a stronger evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare. 

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Professor Chris Hollis – Director, NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative
  • Dr Tom Insel – Co-founder and President Mindstrong Health
  • Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE - Chief Investigator RADAR-CNS and Director, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre
  • Professor Cathy Creswell – Director, University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) clinical research unit.
  • Professor Ed Watkins – Professor of Experimental and Applied Clinical Psychology & Director of Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research, University of Exeter
  • Professor Daniel Freeman - Professor of Clinical Psychology & Chief Clinical Officer, Oxford VR, University of Oxford
  • Duncan Brown – Design Director, BfB Labs
  • Professor Payam Barnaghi – Professor of Machine Intelligence, University of Surrey

Topics to be covered:

  • Co-producing Digital Technology with Children and Young People
  • Digital technology: Evidence of Delivering Real World Impact to NHS Patients
  • Virtual reality (VR) intervention in mental healthcare
  • MindTech Debate ‘Growing up in a digital world: do the benefits to mental health outweigh the risks?’
  • Remote Measurement Technology (RMT) in Mental Healthcare


For full booking details please see programme attached.


pdfSymposium Programme and Booking Details


Registrations for the MindTech Symposium 2018 are now closed. If you have any queries regarding this event or a booking already made, please contact Angela Summerfield –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.