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 summer’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 experiences of the German Moodbuster roadshow.
Influencing policy and practice:
Combined expertise across the eMEN partners has supported our policy work, illustrated below by the German draft law for the “Digital Health Care Act” and the promotion of safer (mental) health information exchange in the Netherlands by using international medical standards.
Knowledge Sharing & Exchange:
We have also been sharing knowledge about policy and research in new ways, through cross-disciplinary events like the Belgian seminar focussing on Return on Investment, the Irish seminar on technology and student mental health and the Cardiff seminar on the increasing access and equity of digital mental health in Cardiff, Wales. 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
Technology and mental health: a good ROI?
The 4th Belgian seminar was held in Leuven (BE) and focused on “Technology and Health: a good Return on Investment (ROI)?”. During the opening of the seminar, the Federal Minister of Public Health, Maggie De Block emphasized the importance of a good integration of eHealth in the healthcare system. She elaborated on the various e-health initiatives that have been rolled out in recent years and was also very positive about how the eMEN project is contributing to the further upscaling of e-(mental) health. Next, an interesting line-up of speakers shared their experience on the Return on Investment (ROI) of eMental Health products.