NHS Confederation discussion paper on digital technology in mental health services

discussion paper

A discussion paper that looks at how the mental health sector might make the most of opportunities offered by e-mental (digital technology). It gives examples of how (UK) service users, mental health providers and other organisations are already embracing e-mental health to bring about change.

“Digital technology has revolutionized the way we conduct our everyday lives.

The expectations service users and their families have of mental health services, and how they interact with them, are also changing rapidly. E-mental health is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support and improve mental health, including the use of online resources, social media and smartphone applications. Greater use of information and technology could help us address resource challenges. E-mental health also has the potential to support cultural transformation and a move towards a social model of health, by empowering service users to exercise greater choice and control and to manage their own conditions more effectively.”
Find the discussion paper here.

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