Digital technology in outpatient mental health – how is it working, how could it work, and for who?

Ask Cornwall

eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall (EPIC) has secured another three years’ European Regional Development Funding, supported by a range of delivery partners to continue the project until April 2023.

EPIC is fuelled by the ideas of those who would benefit from using technology for health and wellbeing, sharing these with local business who can develop these ideas into truly useful technological solutions rooted in real-life need.

Adhering to government advice in relation to COVID-19, we will not be hosting face-to-face workshops for this phase of the project, as originally planned.

Instead, we would like to introduce you to a platform called ‘Ask Cornwall’, an online community that allows you to create an account, make useful connections and share ideas for better health and care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Everyone is welcome to join, from any profession – if you use health or care services, or have ideas on how we can help improve using technology, we want to hear from you. The EPIC team has planned a series of workshops, hosted online, via Zoom, to discuss the ideas and considerations that have stemmed from the initial Ask Cornwall discussions and to move towards the creation of a working group to champion the use of voice technology in health and care.

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Like many things, the way mental healthcare is being delivered and received has changed following the outbreak of Covid-19. 

Several industries, including health providers are turning to digital technologies to provide solutions during these unprecedented times.

Video consultations are increasingly being used to deliver mental health care and support whilst face-to-face delivery is no longer an option due to social distancing.

We would like to understand if these alternative methods of delivery are working, and for who.

  • Could the video consultation process be improved in any way?
  • Are there additional features that could be required for video consultations to be effective and meaningful in mental health? 
  • Are there any benefits to using video consultations after social distancing has been relaxed?

This session will be lead by Rebecca Baines, EPIC Research Associate. Please register your place via the Eventbrite webpage* to express your interest for this online event.

Please note that this event is available to book online through Eventbrite. Eventbrite is a third-party data capture tool which is not owned or managed by the University of Plymouth. Information about how your data is treated can be found on Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy webpage. If you wish to attend this event but do not want to use Eventbrite to book your place, please contact epic@plymouth.ac.uk





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