NewMind works with the NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Cooperative to explore the potential for technology to transform care for individuals with mental health conditions. Focussing on four broad clinical areas – Serious Mental Illness, Mood and Affective Disorders, Dementia, and Developmental Disorders – we have brought together researchers, healthcare professionals, service users (patients), mental health charities, and industry partners to co-develop plausible scenarios for technology intervention and identify the research challenges they pose.
This roadmap is one of the outputs of that process – refined over a series of multidisciplinary workshops, but still a work in progress. There are three components: a Health Outcomes Framework that provides a structured approach to describing the purposes of intervention; a summary of EPS Research Challenges that identifies key advances that will be necessary to deliver a transformation in mental health care; and an outline Ethical and Responsible Innovation Framework that sets out core principles which should guide researchers working in this field.
You can view the full Roadmap document here.