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Digital technology for mental health: asking the right questions

From talking to friends on social media to shopping and banking online, digital technology is fast becoming an important part of our everyday lives. Importantly, it’s also increasingly being used to help improve the way we understand and treat mental health conditions. 

But with technologies and new ideas advancing at pace, how can we be sure that they are being channelled to tackle the issues that matter most?

It’s questions like these that a new project Digital Technology for Mental Health: Asking the right questions is looking to address. And as part of our work in putting people affected by mental health conditions at the heart of research priority setting, we’re delighted to support the initiative.

The project aims to decide the ten most important questions about digital technology for mental health. These priorities will influence researchers in the field and give people the opportunity to play a part in deciding what should come next.

To make sure the questions are grounded in the everyday experience of mental health, we want to hear from people with lived experience of mental health problems, and health and social professionals. You don’t need to be an expert in technology to take part – we need to understand what everyone thinks about this issue. 

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This short film explains why the research world needs your help to understand the most pressing questions about using digital technology to look after our mental health. By understanding these we will be able to better direct our efforts on those things most important to you and people like you. 

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Last updated: 22 May 2017

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