Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’. Creating a digital ward at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust has “empowered clinicians like they’ve never been empowered before”, a matron at the trust has said. Speaking at NHS Expo today (September 4), Dave Austin explained how the digital ward, which has been released as[…]

The best health tech for beating stress -

The best health tech for beating stress

The best health tech for beating stress. Rawpixel/Getty Images Our stress levels are on the rise. A 2018 survey showed 74 per cent of Brits had experienced stress that left them feeling unable to cope. Half of those people admitted feeling depressed as a result, and 37 per cent felt lonely. Almost half of the[…]

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? -

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness?

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? David Plans, BioBeats.  Technology entrepreneur David Plans knows first hand the risks of ignoring mental health. While going through security at Brussels Airport in 2003, he suddenly passed out, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and flatlined in transit. “I was shocked back into life and given[…]

Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems -

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems. Study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes. Teenagers using smartphones (stock image). Credit: © Syda Productions / Adobe Stock A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and[…]

Transforming mental health services -

Transforming mental health services

Transforming mental health services. Paul Midgley, of Wilmington Healthcare, explores the NHS Long Term Plan’s strategy for tackling mental health conditions Mental health services have become a greater priority for the NHS in recent years, and they are increasingly seen as an area where demand can be reduced and greater efficiencies achieved. Policy changes began[…]

Mental health concerns on the rise for college students -

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students. Is social media really to blame and how can college counseling help? Like thousands of students across the continent, tomorrow I’ll be heading back to school. For me this will (hopefully!) be for the very last time, as I enter my final pre-doctoral residency for my PhD. in[…]

What smartphones are doing to your teenager's mental health -

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health. New research questions the connection between phones and mental health. How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent mental health? As a paediatrician, I’ve told many families that small amounts of screen time are fine, but large amounts of screen time[…]

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming” -

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”. Weight Watchers decision to launch Kurbo, a health coaching application aimed at younger people, has been described as alarming by the UK medical director for Liva Healthcare. Kurbo has been designed to “help kids and teens reach a healthier weight and build healthy habits”. It works by[…]

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests -

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests. Areas with worst air quality had 27% increase in bipolar disorder, analysis found. PA People who grow up in areas with poor air quality are more likely to develop depression and bipolar disorder in later life, a new study has suggested. Analysis of health data from millions of patients found a “significant link”[…]

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease -

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Future treatments for age-related dementia could involve mobile phone frequency electromagnetic fields, researchers at Nazarbayev University and the National Laboratory Astana investigate. The scientists are studying how radio frequency electromagnetic fields could be used in Alzheimer’s disease therapy, selecting a frequency of 918 MHz because it’s[…]

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019 -

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019. After an acclaimed initial run at Guildford School of Acting (University of Surrey) earlier this year, this fusion of cutting-edge technology, art, theatre, and education visits PLASA as it gears up for a nationwide rollout. A mental health installation by Mig Burgess will be at the[…]

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental health software market 2019-2025. The global Mental Health Software market is comprehensively and Insightful information in the report, taking into consideration various factors such as competition, regional growth, segmentation, and Mental Health Software Market size by value and volume. This is an excellent research study specially compiled to provide the latest insights into critical aspects of the Mental[…]

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health -

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health. The immune system in action: a scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). Credit: Volker Brinkmann [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]. Our understanding of how our psyche affects our immune system – and vice versa – has been limited. Until[…]

Fact Fiction Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health -

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health?

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health? Old news, truthfully retold. This week we look at a new study looking at why frequent social media use was associated with greater psychological distress. It divided news outlets so we analyse who was right and who was wrong. How it was told We’re all still trying[…]

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform -

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform. The 2019 realLIST company is entering another partnership to expand its brand. Mental health platform NeuroFlow has been making moves this year. When we checked in with the 2019 realLIST company last month, the team had grown its staff to 26, was on pace to[…]

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis can it save them -

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them?

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them? Rebecca Maharaj, a mental health professional with Britain’s National Health Service, talks to a high school student in London in this July 4, 2019 file photo. — Thomson Reuters Foundation. LONDON — For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in[…]

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety. Scientists have found that increasing the levels of a molecule in a particular part of the brain can reduce anxious temperament in young monkeys. The finding sheds light on the origins of anxiety disorders and how it might be possible to devise early treatments for those at risk. Although there[…]

'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s. Despite decades of research, Alzheimer’s disease still holds many mysteries. A recent study asks whether spontaneous changes to the chemistry of proteins might help explain the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia; it currently affects an estimated 5.5 million people in the United States. As it[…]

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise awareness of dementia -

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness. A SPEAKER at a North-East event aimed at raising dementia awareness has called for Government action to accelerate finding a cure. Anthony Horan, community speaker for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the country’s leading dementia research charity – will address the “Living With Alzheimer’s and[…]

WeChat apps are tackling China's hidden mental health crisis -

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis. Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese people with a serious mental health disorder does not seek treatment. Now WeChat apps are helping address this deep cultural taboo. Credit Ilya Milstein As she came to the end of a master’s in social work at New York’s Columbia[…]

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer -

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer. Picture courtesy – mdleast1The Football Association (FA) and mental health charity Heads Together have teamed up in an initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues. The ‘Heads Up’ campaign, spearheaded by the Duke of Cambridge aims to  show the UK that mental health is just as[…]

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls. A Bucks trust has become the first to introduce a digital information sharing tool to protect women at risk of female genital mutilation. Milton Keynes University Hospital has implemented the Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) solution, which allows authorised health professionals in the region to[…]

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health software and devices market 2019

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis by Size, Challenges, Opportunities, Share, Growth, Trends, Competitive Landscape, Statistics and Regional Forecast To 2023. Mental Health Software and Devices Market – Overview The incorporation of technology has increased substantially and has gained widespread inclusion in the mental health domain. Reports that appraise the healthcare[…]

Cannabis and Mental Health - Social Anxiety Disorder -

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder. Social anxiety may sound like something we all experience at times in life, and that is true. It is natural for a person to feel nervous or anxious in situations like being alone in a new place or going on a first date. But for those living with[…]

Fixing Our Broken Mental Health System - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Fixing our broken Mental Health System

Fixing our broken Mental Health System. It’s a great idea, but it’s not a way to stop mass shootings. After three mass shootings in the past week left 29 people dead, politicians resurrected a familiar narrative: The perpetrators were mentally ill, and the solution to the problem is to shore up our nation’s mental health[…]

Mental health services not bothering with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse. Findings come as charities, practitioners and leading experts call for the Domestic Abuse Bill to ensure all public services ask about domestic abuse. Mental health services across England are failing women by not asking about experiences of domestic abuse, according to new data published[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024 - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024. The Mental Health Software And Devices Market research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The market report also calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of this report and[…]

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health. People are changing routes to work and imposing curfews on themselves to avoid stress from endless Brexit news coverage. WIRED Dwindling food supplies. The prime minister threatening another general election if there’s a vote of no confidence in his government. The prospect of day-long traffic[…]

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy. Mental health awareness has risen enormously in recent years. Celebrities from athlete Michael Phelps to Prince Harry and pop star Lady Gaga have spoken publicly about their mental health struggles and the stigma surrounding them. But business has been slow to react – particularly[…]

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens -

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens

Mental health disorders are not like measles, which makes it difficult to view them using a medical lens. With two recent mass homicides, one by someone who endorsed “white supremacist” views and one that supported “Antifa” violence, the search is on for commonality between two people in opposition to each other in many ways. One[…]

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health. Matt Hancock delivered a speech at the Bright Blue and Barnado’s conference last month titled ‘Left to their own devices?’ He spoke about the impact social media has on the mental health of the youth and about the topics discussed when the largest social media companies came together[…]

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum.  The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will offer digital therapy training as part of its curriculum, marking the first offering of its kind from a UK university. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is part of the NHS Long Term plan and aims to provide an[…]

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery.  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual reality doctor, nurse and anaesthetist, and gives a tour of the children’s day ward, anaesthetics room and[…]

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter Tafida Raqeeb, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in February (Family handout/PA)  A couple who want to take their seriously ill daughter to Italy for treatment after UK doctors said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die have asked people to[…]

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Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years

 Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years.  Australia has been ‘pretty slow’ to realise the benefits of psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA, Mind Medicine Australia says. Photograph: Juris Kraulis/Alamy Psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA to treat mental illnesses could be five years away from regulator[…]

Technology will revolutionise mental health care - but only if we put people at the centre -

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre.

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre. Claudia Martinez is Research Manager at independent public services think tank, Reform. She recently authored a paper on the potential of data-driven technology for mental healthcare. Recent years have seen increased interest in the use of artificial intelligence and other[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.v1

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.  The Global Mental Health Software And Devices Market Report provides a complete analysis of the market. The Report focuses on manufacturers, suppliers, segmentation according to the application, major players, customers, opportunities, future road map, and furthermore. The competitive data type analysis includes capacity, market share,[…]

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project. Teamwork: (back left) Bronwyn Rich, Joanne Hollis, Michael Daley, Madeline Ganino, Laura Walker (front) Rebecca Williams, Josh Suidgeest, Deb Collins and Nicole McIntosh brainstorm ideas for the app. A Port Macquarie group aims to harness technology to help people with lived experience of mental[…]

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches -

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches. VR street environment. OXFORD VR The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4 million project funded by U.K. National Institute of Health Research,[…]

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health 2

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health?

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health? We have all heard about the global state of our mental health. It’s mentioned quite frequently everywhere. In the press. By family and friends. Celebrities have been talking about it as well. Michael Phelps is a known advocate. The list is endless. While it’s commendable that[…]

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners. NHS-approved online mental wellbeing service Good Thinking has partnered with My Possible Self to provide Londoners with free tools for tackling stress, anxiety and depression. My Possible Self is a smartphone app that offers techniques for helping reduce stress and anxiety. The app offers self-help learning modules[…]

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding. Eight organisations, including those supporting low-income families and survivors of domestic abuse, are to share £370,000 to develop tech ideas for good causes. The money is being handed out through Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Tech for Good Fund. Those to be awarded charity tech grants include Alexandra Rose Charity, which supports families[…]

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges -

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges. Medical device company Flow, creators of a medically approved treatment for depression has raised $1.5 million in an investment round led by Khosla Ventures to tackle mental health challenges. The investment will be used to support Flow’s European rollout, introduce Flow to healthcare clinics, and fund[…]

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach. Docly has announced it is to align with NHS England and NHS Innovation’s approach to rethink work-life balance for overburdened GPs. The company offers messaging-based consultations to provide an alternative to video visits and are an integral part of the digital/virtual primary care ecosystem, keeping the[…]

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected. The building had been home to Denbighshire social services Plans for a private hospital in Rhyl for people with mental health issues have been rejected by councillors. Backers said the 61-bed facility at former council offices on Brighton Road would have created 150 jobs. North Wales Police raised[…]

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides -

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides. A court hears the woman – when she was mentally capable of making decisions – had said she would not want to live with cancer. Doctors said there was a 50% chance the woman would be cured with chemotherapy. File pic A judge has[…]

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health. The World Health Organization has now classed workplace burnout as an official medical diagnosis. Credit: BioBeats  An estimated one in four people worldwide experience a mental health problem at some point in their life, with most of them spending around a third of their life at[…]

Technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment. If a new technology specialist position is incorporated into mental health services, not only might patients gain a greater sense of control over their health, but clinical processes could be made more efficient with the introduction of data-driven technology tools, researchers suggested[…]

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

 Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing. The media has been all agog over the last few weeks with news that Facebook Inc. is launching a cryptocurrency of its own called Libra, backed by blockchain technology. Unlike the blockchain-based Bitcoin, which is a roller-coaster, Libra will be backed by a basket of fiat currencies.[…]

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately -

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Doctors at the  Franciscan Health Cancer Center are being trained on robotic technology that will more accurately locate cancer and find it sooner. The doctors said they’re the first in the state to use the Auris Health Monarch Platform, a navigation[…]

Global Mental health Technology Market is expected to Boom Worldwide by 2024 -

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024. Latest Survey on Mental health Technology Market:- Global Mental health Technology Market has been brewing up and influencing the international economy with respect to revenue, growth rate, sale, market share, and size. The Global Mental health Technology Market research report provides a rational explanation to the reader[…]

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women 1

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women. Photo credit: University of Missouri-Columbia 3-D technology has transformed movies and medical imaging, and now it might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body[…]

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent 1

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent. Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi. Credit: Flinders University The MINDtick app was developed in South Australia by Flinders University and mental health technology developer goAct to assist with the early and accurate diagnosis and management of mental illness by allowing access to a person’s smartphone data. The app[…]

Mental Health And Technology On Campus -- A Productive Combination - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination?

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination? TWEET THIS Technology does not have to be the demon in this story; rather, it can also be a key to addressing the devastating and costly effects of mental health issues among young adults. Each year, more than 20% of college students worldwide report a mental health[…]

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace? 59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health When combined, technology and mental health often generate negative headlines. There’s plenty of published reports displaying evidence that helps to reinforce[…]

Spotting mental health issues in schoolchildren 1

Spotting mental health issues in school children

Spotting mental health issues in school children. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The news that Theresa May is focusing on mental health training for teachers (Report, 17 June) left me speechless. As I read on in the paper about the failure of NHS care for children with autism, the closure of Sure Start centers, and the government’s weak[…]