Technology

Technology, such as electronic health records, and use of tablets can facilitate the communication and recording and sharing of data, between the various partners involved in delivering health and social care.

Our Technology Blogs

Self-guided iCBT for depression: effective but still not sticky enough

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Stefan Rennick-Egglestone highlights a brand new IPD meta-analysis of self-guided Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression.

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EBMH call for papers! New technologies and digital innovation in mental health: special issue

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Announcing an exciting new digital partnership between the Evidence Based Mental Health journal, the NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative and The Mental Elf.

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How do young adults with diabetes or mental health problems engage with online health information?

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Sarah Knowles explores a qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives on producing and consuming user-generated content about diabetes and mental health.

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Digital health for young people with mental health problems: silver bullet or red herring?

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Victoria Betton on a recent meta review of digital health interventions for children and young people with mental health problems. The question is, does the evidence square with her experience of what actually happens in practice?

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Virtual Reality for Social Anxiety Disorder: can we get fully immersed in this treatment just yet?

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Joe Barnby publishes his debut elf blog on a recent randomised controlled trial of virtual reality compared with in vivo exposure in the treatment of social anxiety disorder.

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Gamification for health and wellbeing

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Sasha Danilina publishes her debut blog about a recent literature review on the effectiveness of gamification applied to health and wellbeing.

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Behaviour change techniques in smartphone health apps

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Lucas Shelemy presents a recent systematic review on gamification for health promotion, which explores behaviour change techniques in smartphone apps.

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Is there still a digital divide in mental health?

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Lisa Marzano writes her debut elf blog on a recent cross-sectional survey of Internet use in people with psychosis and depression, which explores the extent of the digital divide in mental health.

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Social networking sites and mental health: friend or foe?

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Una Foye and Josefien Breedvelt from the Mental Health Foundation publish their debut elf blog on a recent systematic narrative review that aimed to identify and summarise research examining depression and anxiety in the context of social networking websites.

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