Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health
31st July – 2nd August 2017
In an era when many people seek mental health support in digital spaces, how do we know what solutions will have the biggest positive impact? Can we create ‘digital social good’ on a global scale that remains responsive to local and personal needs?
This conference will interleave topics across psychiatry, technology and culture to identify innovative ways of addressing mental health needs. It will bring together care professionals, technological innovators, service users, and experts in policy and public opinion, and will encourage diversity of thought by combining areas such as natural language processing, spoken word poetry, quantitative photographic analysis, interpreting images through the lens of a film director, unearthing narratives through modern journalism and digital anthropology, and much more.
At the heart of this conference, we will be examining technology-supported interventions aimed at improving mental health. We will discuss a selection of digital tools and resources that might facilitate care support.
This conference will also encourage digital equality by promoting research with real world implications that will directly benefit vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups.
Every person is different, but people have a lot in common through culture. Culture is not just geographical; it’s about experience-based connections. How can we capture knowledge about culture and use this to deepen interventions? Culture strengthens connections and moves us away from potentially isolating ‘patient labels’.
For more information and programme for this event please see here.