THAW PhD student Matthew Bennion and his supervisors Dr Abi Millings, Professor Roger Moore and Professor Gillian Hardy have published a paper in BMJ Open discussing what e-therapies are currently being used in NHS Mental Health Services
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 full paper here.
For more information about the research of THAW or this paper, please contact Matthew Bennion.