Mental Health Question Time is a series of regular free to attend public discussions that take place in London. The aim is to bring together patients, service users, carers, health and social care professionals, researchers, policy makers, commissioners, politicians, journalists and others, to talk about important mental health topics. The organisers hope that the public discussions are accessible to everyone who wants to join in, whether that’s in person or by watching the live video stream and joining the conversation on Twitter at #MHQT.
Mental Health Question Time is a partnership between the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service.
On Wednesday 15th March 2017 there was a #MHQT event titled: Digital mental health: Waiting for the great leap forwards. This public discussion brought together an impressive expert panel to consider these questions:
- How do we reach the future of digital mental health, and what will it look like?
- What are the barriers in the UK health service to implementing effective digital mental health?
- What are the bridges to more effective digital innovation and implementation?
- How can we make sure that mental health apps are safe and effective?
- How should research designs adapt to better measure the efficacy and safety of digital interventions?