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.
- What is the research evidence base for the use of mental health apps in therapeutic interventions?
- What do we know about the level of transparency of these apps, for example, what does using artificial intelligence (AI) mean in this context?
- Would you use mental health apps with clients/patients?
- What would be most useful for therapists to know about apps before they recommend them?