Feasibility of a UK community-based, eTherapy mental health service in Greater Manchester: repeated-measures and between-groups study of Living Life to the Full Interactive, Sleepio and Breaking Free Online at Self Help Services

BMJ Open,

There is increasing evidence to support the effectiveness of eTherapies for mental health, although limited data have been reported from community-based services. Therefore, this service evaluation reports on feasibility and outcomes from an eTherapy mental health service.

Data presented provide evidence for feasibility of this eTherapy delivery model in supporting service users with a range of mental health difficulties and suggest that eTherapies may be a useful addition to treatment offering in community-based services.

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From healthcare to homecare: the critical role of 5G in healthcare transformation

Ericsson, June 2017

This report reveals consumer insights into the impact of 5G on the future of health care and its transformation across preventative, routine, and post-operative care. It argues that the next generation of mobile networks will enable the move of care closer to home and greater patient access to data.

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Sixty seconds on . . . CBT apps

BMJ, 7 September 2016

If you search online for “apps for depression” you’ll get more than a million hits. “People are starting to assume you can get therapy on a smartphone and we won’t need CBT to be provided by health services anymore,” explained Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London professor of psychology as applied to medicine, at a media update on cognitive behavioural therapy this week. But most people, when asked, choose therapy from a person rather than an app, she said.

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Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial

BMJ, 11 November 2015

This study assesses the effectiveness of supported computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as an adjunct to usual primary care for adults with depression.

The study concludes that supported cCBT does not substantially improve depression outcomes compared with usual GP care alone. In this study, neither a commercially available nor free to use computerised CBT intervention was superior to usual GP care.

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‘Telephone Support’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation

Department of Health, September 2015

To improve the employment and health prospects for people with common mental health conditions, RAND Europe recommended the government pilot a number of interventions.  The ‘Telephone Support’ Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot used combined telephone-based psychological and employment related support. This evaluation of the pilot examines the most effective design and delivery mode of the ‘Telephone Support’ intervention.

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