Welcome to the eMEN spring newsletter, updating you on our progress and achievements in e-mental health technologies across Europe.
What has happened so far?
Piloting new products:
As part of the eMEN project, each partner country is piloting an e-mental health product. This spring’s newsletter highlights some of the innovative approaches developing from these pilots, including how they are addressing barriers to the uptake of e-mental health. Read more about the recent developments in eMental health in Ireland and a psychologist’s view of online treatment.
Influencing policy and practice:
Combined expertise across the eMEN partners has supported our policy work, illustrated below by stakeholder interviews and French working group meetings.
Knowledge Sharing & Exchange:
We have also been sharing knowledge about policy and research in new ways, through cross disciplinary events like the London conference on prevention with digital technologies and the Amsterdam seminar on the implementation of e-mental health care.
Knowledge-sharing events are being hosted by eMEN partners throughout the project, so if you missed out on the events above, there is still time to attend one of our upcoming seminars or conferences. They are all free to attend!
Recent eMEN events
Prevention with digital technologies: expanding the possibilities for better mental health
On the 24th January 2019, the Mental Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Cochrane Group for Common Mental Disorders based at the University of York, hosted the conference ‘Prevention with digital technologies: expanding the possibilities for better mental health’ at the Barbican Centre in London. More than 200 delegates came together to learn about and exchange ideas about the evidence behind long-term approaches for a future where digital technologies can help protect against mental health problems and deliver good mental health for all.
The morning speakers focused on Mental Health Prevention with Digital Technologies, including how we can integrate ‘digital’ into practice, and the afternoon session posed the question How far have we come? How far can we go? Finally, there was a panel discussion on the Benefits and Challenges of Digital Technologies for Mental Health, looking at how we can ensure effective co-production, access and equity in the development and use of cost effective digital mental health technologies in the fast-moving field of varied technologies and approaches.