Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

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Opportunity for Publication The International Journal of PUBLIC Health and Environmental Research are running an issue focussed exclusively on digital health and care, with the opportunity to submit articles. [more]
Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 webcast of the morning plenary session The Scottish Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 brought together 360 attendees in Glasgow. The morning session 9am-11am was webcast. The webcast is available to view. [more]
Recorded webinar: Rural Healthcare: Using Technology to Increase Access to Services The knowledge exchange webinar which involved participants in Scotland and Western Australia, was recorded during Digital Health and Care Week 2017 [more]

Mental Health

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MasterMind imageCognitive Behavioural Therapy has been used for many years to treat mild to moderate depression.

A groundbreaking digital service that teaches people to cope with mental health conditions is now being trialled across Scotland following early trials by NHS Forth Valley and NHS Tayside.

The £800k MasterMind project is part of the wider European  programme and includes a two-year computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) trial across four health board regions – Shetland, Grampian, Lanarkshire and Fife.

The trial will allow GPs and other mental health professionals to offer the digital therapy to patients with mild to moderate depression or anxiety within the four participating health boards. Face to face CBT  has been used for many years to treat depression and this digital therapy will enable a much larger patient group to access the clinically-proven digital treatment.

In Scotland, early trials of cCBT by NHS Forth Valley and Tayside have led to it’s adoption by their  psychological therapy departments due to consistently effective results.

Project management for MasterMind is being led by SCTT to ensure the delivery of the two year trial and to support the development of cCBT across the whole of  Scotland. The project’s overall European aims are to examine the factors and best practice required in different cultural and healthcare structures, to replicate this type of intervention more widely in the EU.

Latest News

latest news
Opportunity for Publication The International Journal of PUBLIC Health and Environmental Research are running an issue focussed exclusively on digital health and care, with the opportunity to submit articles. [more]
Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 webcast of the morning plenary session The Scottish Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 brought together 360 attendees in Glasgow. The morning session 9am-11am was webcast. The webcast is available to view. [more]
Recorded webinar: Rural Healthcare: Using Technology to Increase Access to Services The knowledge exchange webinar which involved participants in Scotland and Western Australia, was recorded during Digital Health and Care Week 2017 [more]