Conversational agents for mental health apps: now with added artificial empathy

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Matthew Bennion reviews two recent studies that sought to develop artificially empathic conversational agents for use in mental health.

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Comparing applets and oranges: barriers to evidence-based practice for app-based psychological interventions

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A repost of Simon Leigh’s excellent recent article in Evidence-Based Mental Health on the clear need for consensus and guidance for app developers, as to which patient-reported outcome measures should be used when developing mental health apps.

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Digital innovation works best when users are involved at every stage

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Digital mental health is thriving in 2013 and we are thrilled to be part of the growing community with our Mental Elf website and app. We have had time to reflect on the development of the Mental Elf website recently, as André was interviewed by Hannah Nicklin from Hide and Seek who had been asked to [read the full story…]