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Symposium E-mental health implementation – from theory to real life psychiatric-psychotherapeutic healthcare services

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On Thursday 14 October 2021 from 9.00 - 15.15 hours, eMEN partner LVR Clinic Cologne will host an online symposium on: E-mental health implementation – from theory to real life psychiatric-psychotherapeutic healthcare services. Participation in the event is free of charge. The number of participants is limited. Don't miss out and register today! Read More

Upscaling e‑mental health in Europe: a six‑country qualitative analysis and policy recommendations from the eMEN project

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Mental disorders are the largest contributor to chronic disability and the third largest cause of disease burden, measured in disability-adjusted life years. In the European Union, 17.3% of the adult population is estimated to experience a mental disorder each year. The field of e-mental health (eMH) promises options of accessible, high quality, and affordable mental health care in connection with existing mental healthcare services. However, thus far, general and country-specific legal and administrative barriers limit the upscaling of eMH in Europe. Thus, the e-Mental Health Innovation and Transnational Implementation Platform North-West Europe (eMEN) aimed to develop recommendations for the implementation of eMH services in Europe based on status analyses in six European countries. Read More

Cross-sectional study: wellbeing and VCT satisfaction among patients in psychotrauma treatment during the pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic appears to put psychiatric patients with pre-existing symptomatology at risk of symptom increase, but evidence is scarce. While the pandemic and stringent governmental measures have accelerated the use of clinical videoconferencing (VCT), patient satisfaction with VCT is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the wellbeing of patients in psychotrauma treatment during the coronavirus pandemic and to evaluate their use of and satisfaction with VCT. Read More

New eMEN publication: “Online therapy: an added value for inpatient routine care? Perspectives from mental health care professionals”

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The publication “Online therapy: an added value for inpatient routine care? Perspectives from mental health care professionals” has been accepted by Springer Nature. This study aimed to investigate the attitude of mental health care professionals working in inpatient care regarding internet-delivered interventions, including presumed benefits, barriers and facilitators. 176 health professionals from ten inpatient psychiatric hospitals throughout Germany were surveyed on site. Read More

Hackathon Battle

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The VU University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the Interreg North-West Europe project IT4Anxiety is inviting e-mental health stakeholders to participate in the Hackathon Battle. This hackathon will take place from March 18-19. The goal of this hackathon is to proactively engage with startups in the co-creation of innovative solutions. Read More

Project update: results of the focus group on e-mental Health in an inpatient psychiatric hospital (Belgium)

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On September 15th 2020 it was possible for Thomas More to organise a focus group meeting in Le Beau Vallon (Namur) in completely safe and corona-proof circumstances. Mental healthcare professionals attended and informed eMEN partners Thomas More and Pulso Europe about their attitudes, views and experiences with the use of e-mental health applications. Read More

The implementation of Digital Mobile Mental Health in clinical care pathways

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In April this year a new EU funded project will start which focuses on the implementation of Digital Mobile Mental Health in clinical parthways. The overall objective of the project IMMERSE (Implementing Mobile MEntal health Recording Strategy for Europe) is "to advance the transformation of mental health care in Europe intro true person-centered care, focused on the needs of each individual seeking help for mental health problems, while giving them an active role in their treatment process and decision-making." Read More