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The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019: How Should Apps For Mental Health Be Evaluated And Endorsed? – Philippa Weitz

September 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST

The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019

Event Details


Annette Valentine Eriksen | Clemency Jacques | Liz Ashall-Payne

Philippa Weitz | John Wilson


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.

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

Annette Valentine Eriksen


More details to follow.

Clemency Jacques


More details to follow.

Clemency Jacques

Clemency Jacques

Liz Ashall-Payne



Passionate about the opportunities that technology and particularly apps offer to improve health and care efficiencies and outcomes, I founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient, and organisational outcomes.

Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, I have almost 20 years NHS experience. I have successfully led innovative change and service transformation in complex health economies.

I have also led regional, national, and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift and have experience of working collaboratively with Public Sector, Industry, and Academia.

Other roles include:

  • NHSE NIA Fellow
  • NHSE Coach Clinical Entrepreneur program
  • OCS Advisory Board member
  • BCS Associate Vice Chair for standards

About Philippa Weitz


I am interested in the success of the online therapeutic relationship, security, confidentiality, & jurisdiction as well as the use of virtual reality and artificial intelligence in therapeutic settings.

Most of all, I want to inspire therapists to simply go beyond turning on their webcams and thinking that is online therapy. There is such an exciting world out there for the online therapist ..... as big as the capacity of our mind to explore beyond what we are comfortable with.

So, what are my formal roles?

Click HERE for available courses & workshops.

Event Format


This event will be an interview conducted using a ZOOM video link that will be streamed to our live video page. You will be able to see and hear the conversation, as it is happening, and use the chat room to offer your own comments and questions.

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September 3
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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