Over 2017/8 MindTech and the James Lind Alliance identified the Top 10 questions for digital technology in mental healthcare. These were filtered down from an initial 1,350 questions, submitted by people with live experience and health professionals. It is their intention that these will guide the funders of research to ensure that future research is focused on answering these questions and that the potential of digital technology for mental health can be fully realised.
The Academy and Onlinevents are so inspired by these questions and the reasoning behind them that we have decided to use them as the focus for a series of structured conversations hosted by The Academy and Onlinevents on the future of digital mental health care. This will include both online therapy and digital impact on face-to-face therapy.
Each conversation will centre around a series of structured questions related to the theme of the DigitalmHealth Conversation.
- We've heard a lot about the need for therapists to manage their social media boundaries extremely careful, what might they do to use social media within professional boundaries?
- What might be good examples of social media tools that could help support clients and patients?
- How do we know whether a social media tool is any good?
- What do the professional membership bodies say about therapist's use of social media?