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eMEN main achievements and reflections report available in French

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Between May 2016 and May 2020 the 10 eMEN partners from 6 EU partner countries in North-West-Europe have successfully cooperated in order to promote the implementation of e-mental health technology. They have documented their main achievements and reflections in a final report ‘eMEN main achievements and reflections’. This report was published in July and presents an overview of the main activities and reflections. The French eMEN partner, EPSM Lille-Métropole, has translated this report in French in order to make it more accessible to French speaking e-mental health stakeholders. Read More

eMEN presented at the Mental Health webinar of the Health Working Group (ENVI) of the European Parliament

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On November 10th the eMEN project was presented at the webinar of the Health Working Group of the European Parliament. This webinar was organised to discuss the growing demand for mental health care in Europe, before and as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and the different initiatives to mitigate this demand. The meeting was chaired by Dolores Montserrat (Member of the European Parliament, and former Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality in Spain) and Sara Cerdas (Medical Doctor and Member of Parliament from Portugal). Read More

Reimbursement for digital health solutions

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Consultancy firm McKinsey has conducted a survey among 213 European physicians. This survey suggests that 55 to 58 percent of them believe that telemedicine will play a significantly greater role in the future. Thousands of digital health solutions are currently on the market. Thousands more are being developed, mostly by start-ups and tech companies entering the sector for the first time rather than traditional healthcare companies. This article elaborates on the reimbursement and product quality challenges addressed in the eMEN project. Read More

The eMEN product development and implementation toolkit

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After 4 years of research and development, the eMEN partners finalised their e-mental health product development and implementation toolkit. This Toolkit guides you through the process of developing eMental Health products with implementation in routine practice in mind. It helps you to think about the product from different perspectives (e.g. technological, legal, users, designers, health care providers), and how it can meet imperative quality criteria with respect to its evidence-base, technical features, privacy/security, safety, and functionality. Read More

Why are so few digital mental health tools evidence-based? The answer is complicated.

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The COVID-19 crisis has catapulted digital mental health into the mainstream. It has led to a substantial increase of investment in digital mental health (e-mental health). In the first 6 months of 2020 digital health companies in the US raised $5.5 billion in venture funding (on track to become its largest funding year ever). There is increasingly more focus on behavioural health technology and its promise to deliver fast, seamless care at a time when usual treatment modalities are difficult to access. However, the question: why are so few e-mental health tools evidence-based must still be addressed. Mobihealthnews has published an interesting article about this complex topic, which is also core element of the eMEN project. Read More

Millennials, Gen Z and mental health (a global survey by Deloitte)

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The recently published Deloitte Global Millennial Survey (2020) shows that mental health problems are a serious challenge for millenials (people born between 1980s and early 2000s) and Gen Z (people born between late 1990s and early 2010s). This survey, which was conducted both before and after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals that even before the pandemic, a large number of millennial and Gen Z workers were frequently suffering from stress and anxiety – common factors that contribute to mental health. Millennials and Gen Zs together account for most of the global workforce. Their mental health issues present an enormous challenge for employers around the world. Read More

Psychometric Evaluation of an Online SelfHelp : the MIRROR

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Most people who experience a potentially traumatic event (PTE) recover on their own. A small group of individuals develops psychological complaints but is often not detected in time or guidance to care is suboptimal. To identify these individuals and encourage them to seek help, a web-based self-help test called MIRROR– Mobile Insight in Risk, Resilience and Online Referral – was developed. The eMEN project made it possible to validate the MIRROR, so that there is now a validated assessment tool to be used for online self help. Read More