In January 2017, Theresa May announced £67.7 million of funding for digital mental health services in a speech at the annual Charity Commission in London. This formed part of a broader package of funding and policy aimed at improving support for people suffering from mental health problems.
As mental health continues to climb the national agenda, what do the different key stakeholders have to say about the role of digital? From startups, to clinicians and patients; join One HealthTech for the Digital Mental Health event.
This event will take shape in an informal yet informative evening of talks, debates, and discussions around digital mental health across the major stakeholder groups.
Purpose of Event
Mental health problems are one of the main causes of overall disease burden worldwide, causing over 40 million years of disability in 20 to 29-year-olds.
With a quarter of adults diagnosed with at least one mental health problem, this is a growing issue. Wearables, virtual reality, predictorlytics and remote consultations are all playing a role in driving new approaches to mental health. How can digital technology begin to alleviate the burden? Can new technology be used to cater to those individuals currently underserved? And what are the new risks and concerns we need to be aware of?
We will be focusing our discussion around a specific theme within the digital mental health area, to be published in the coming weeks.
- 6:00 pm – Arrival
- 6:30 pm – Welcome from One HealthTech and Digital Catapult
- 6:40 pm – Presentations spanning the clinical, startup, provider and user perspective (Speakers to be announced shortly)
- 7:20 pm – Panel Q&A
- 7:45 pm – Networking & refreshments
- 9:00 pm – Close
(Agenda is subject to change)
One HealthTech events are open to all, and free to attend – please note there is a £5 fee when registering, but it will be refunded on attendance.
We are a volunteer-led network, so if you are able to expense your ticket as a £15 donation to our work, we would greatly appreciate it.
Want to brush up on the facts? Check out the NHS Confederation’s fact sheet.