Which digital for mental health recovery action plans?
With mounting evidence that mental health problems have become even more prevalent since the pandemic, in the UK, the government has developed a Mental Health Recovery Action plan. Backed by £500 million, it aims to respond to escalating mental health issues, specifically targeting groups which have been most impacted including those with severe mental illness, young people, and frontline staff.
During lockdown, services turned to digital, switching from in-person help to a range of digital services, such as patient-to-clinician platforms, digitally-enabled treatments, mental health and wellbeing apps, chatbots and social support networks.
As services deliver against the mental health recovery action plan and COVID-19 restrictions lift, we ask what is the role for digital now?
Click on the PDF icon below to download our report, and discover:
- Which patients prefer online support, advice and counselling?
- Search volumes across mental health categories, including a 2483% rise for mindfulness apps.
- Why do only 32% of digital health for mental health meet quality thresholds? In which areas does this figure drop even further?
- 5 examples of mental health apps that meet standards.
- What should mental health recovery action plans include?
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Founded by NHS clinicians, ORCHA is the world’s leading digital health evaluation and distribution organisation. We provide services to national health bodies across three continents, including the NHS in 50% of UK regions, delivering national accreditation frameworks, bespoke Digital Health Libraries, and professional recommendation tools, specific to the needs of our clients. ORCHA’s unique Review Engine assesses digital health solutions against more than 350 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, plus additional criteria depending on needs.
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