Tuesday, 31 January 2017

CATCH Academics’ article published in BMJ Open

A paper by members of CATCH is published in the current issue of the BMJ Open under the category of Mental Health.

The article: E-therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: what is being used in the NHS? A survey of mental health services is authored by CATCH PhD student, Matt Bennion and CATCH academics Dr Abi Millings and Professor Roger Moore who have been joined by Professor Gillian Hardy from the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

The study aimed to document the range of web and smartphone apps used and recommended for stress, anxiety or depression by the NHS in England.

It found that there were 13 different web apps and 35 different smartphone apps for depression, anxiety or stress available through either referral services or the online NHS Apps Libraries. The apps used and recommended vary by area and by point of access.

The paper concludes that future research is required to establish the evidence base for the apps that are being used in the NHS in England.

You can read the article and share it with your networks here http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/1/e014844. For more information about this study, please contact Laura Murray.

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