Join us for HTN Digital Mental Health and Social Care

Join HTN and guests for the latest edition of HTN Now! 

We welcome speakers from across the industry to cover a range of topics, including: using health and social care data, electronic patient record systems for mental health trusts, the role of digital navigators in digital adoption, using data to understand care activity, and tackling digital exclusion.

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27 September - Online


Using digital technologies for lifestyle interventions in mental healthcare 

For this session, we are joined by Dr Joseph Firth, UKRI Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Honorary Fellow at Western Sydney University and Honorary Fellow at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

There is an increasing amount of investment, research and innovation around using digital technologies (and particularly mobile devices) in novel ways to improve people’s physical health, particularly with regards to lifestyle, diet and fitness. However, the extent to which these new digital or “mHealth” solutions are accessible, usable and beneficial for people with mental illness is under-researched. 

This talk will discuss the ongoing programme of research around examining how digital technologies can be used to promote healthy lifestyles in the context of mental healthcare. Within this, the presentation will cover the evidence and opportunities for using these technologies in an effective, engaging manner to address health disparities and enhance recovery in mental health populations.    


Deployment of Mental Health EPR – GIRFT or Land and Expand?

Gina Fiaz, Geoff Broome and Alan Brown, Apira Ltd.


Digital mental health research from University College London

We share insights from University College London lecturer Dr Martin Dechant regarding his research into digital interventions for mental health. Martin discusses the areas in which he believes digital can lend the most value for mental health; the barriers this area can face; developments in digital mental health; and more.