In our fourth ‘Mental Health Question Time’ event, we brought together a diverse panel of knowledgeable women to discuss whether mental health services really are taking into account the specific needs of women.
What are the specific mental health needs of women?
Are there inherent biases in how health services operate towards women and men?
If so, is it at the level of access, diagnosis, treatment, or other support?
Should sex really matter?
Our expert panel debated: how can mental health services deliver for women?
Impact and reach
As with previous Mental Health Question Time events, this one-hour public discussion had fantastic online reach, with 362 people participating in the Twitter conversation, sending 1.2k tweets and totalling 9.2m impressions.
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?