07 December 2017

Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London

Digital Technology in Practice

The adoption of technology in mental healthcare has the potential to improve access, result in more efficient and flexible services and improve outcomes.

The NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) mental health technology symposium 2017 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare. 

Speakers confirmed include:
  • Professor Chris Hollis – Director, NIHR MindTech HTC
  • Dr Louise Wood – Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health
  • Alison Faulkner – Mental Health Service User, Researcher and Activist
  • Dr James Woollard – Senior Clinical Fellow, Mental Health Technology & Innovation, NHS England
  • Dr Iris Elliott – Head of Policy & Research, Mental Health Foundation
  • Professor Derek McAuley – Professor of Digital Economy and Director of Horizon Digital Economy Institute 
  • Andrew Jackson – CEO,  ProReal Ltd
Topics to be covered:
  • Taking Digital into NHS Practice
  • Evidence and Commissioning for Digital Mental Health
  • MindTech Debate ‘This house believes that Artificial Intelligence virtual human (chatbot) therapists have the potential to bridge the treatment gap in mental healthcare’
  • New Horizons – Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Prioritising future research topics - survey open now

We are delighted that the MindTech Symposium 2017 is now sold out. If you have any queries regarding this event or a booking already made, please contact Angela Summerfield –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Realising the Potential of Digital Mental Healthcare

08 December 2016 Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London

The adoption of technology in mental healthcare has the potential to improve access, result in more efficient and flexible services and improve outcomes.

The NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) mental health technology symposium 2016 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare.

The event has now taken place but you can pdfdownload the full programme.

Thanks to all our participants and exhibitors.

03 December 2015

Royal College of Physicians, London

Thanks to all our participants and exhibitors. Videos from the sessions and keynote talk follow.

Session 1: Integrating Digital Technology with face to face services  

Chair: Dr Lia Ali

Development & Implementation of iCBT for anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children and adolescents. Dr Eva Serlachius & Fabian Lenhard, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Online anonymous counselling service: cross organisational working to engage with hard-to-reach young people. Aaron Sefi, Xenzone/Kooth. 


Session 1: Current Research on mHealth & remote video technology 

Prof Mike Cooke CBE: Welcome

Prof Chris Hollis: Opening Remarks

Prof Shon Lewis: Digital mHealth approaches to managing psychosis

Prof Richard Morriss & Dr Sam Malins: Faster translation of evidence to practice: a RCT of videoconferencing for health anxiety 

Dr Mike Scanlan: Using video technology to deliver IAPT services



Thank you to everyone who participated in our launch symposium on Monday 11 November 2013.  The conference was attended by over 200 people from a range of backgrounds and included clinicians, service users, academics, SMEs/ technology developers, research funders and health policy makers. Here is information about our final programme.

Professor Chris Hollis: Introduction to MindTech



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