In her debut blog, Bethany Williamson summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) in routine care for adults in treatment for depression and anxiety.[read the full story...]
Telemental health is promising as an effective and engaging alternative for in-person therapy #TeleMentalHealth
Liesbeth Tip summarises a recent umbrella review from the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which finds that telemental health is a promising alternative for in-person therapy.[read the full story...]
Online sharing of self-harm–related images amongst young people: a cause for concern?
In her debut blog, Prianka Padmanathan summarises a recent systematic review on the impact of online sharing and viewing of self-harm–related videos and photographs among young people.[read the full story...]
#chatsafe: helping young people communicate safely online about suicide
In her debut blog, Zoë Catchpole summarises a recent qualitative paper about the Australian #chatsafe project, which outlines how young people were involved in the development of an online campaign to support conversations about suicide.[read the full story...]
If you really want to know if a digital mental health tool has impact, ignore the trial: read the analytics
Terry Fleming writes her debut elf blog on a recent study that systemically examines the usage patterns of self-help mental health apps using independently gathered internet traffic data.[read the full story...]
Digital self-management of schizophrenia: the MindFrame app
Muna Dubad explores a Danish qualitative analysis of young adults’ perspectives of a smartphone app (MindFrame), which is designed for people recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, to empower them to self-manage their condition.[read the full story...]
BlueIce app for managing self-harm: what do young people think?
Bethan Davies shares her thoughts on a qualitative study of service users’ experience about the acceptability, use and safety of the BlueIce app for young people who self-harm.[read the full story...]
Conversational agents for mental health apps: now with added artificial empathy
Matthew Bennion reviews two recent studies that sought to develop artificially empathic conversational agents for use in mental health.[read the full story...]
Man Up: using social media to tackle male suicide
Jonny Benjamin blogs about a recent evaluation of the Australian Man Up multimedia campaign, which aimed to influence the online conversation about masculinity and suicide.[read the full story...]
Youth online discussion forums: how do young people support each other and what do they talk about?
Masters students from the ICH Child and Adolescent Mental Health course explore a recent qualitative study into how young people use the Kooth online discussion forum for emotional and mental health issues.[read the full story...]