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MindTech2020: Digital mental health in the age of COVID-19


Event details

The 2020 MindTech Symposium (#MindTech2020) will be held online as a virtual event for the very first time. The Symposium topic is ‘Digital Mental Health in the Age of Covid-19’  

The session times are as follows:

Wednesday 2nd December 2020: 

  • 8.00pm - 9.00pm: The digital mental health response to COVID-19: A global Perspective 

Thursday 3rd December 2020: 

  • 1st Session 10.00am - 11.30am: A rapid digital response to a global pandemic
  • 2nd Session 1.15pm - 2.30pm: Virtual PPI: the way forward? 
  • 3rd Session 3.00pm - 4.00pm: Rethinking mental health services for a brave new world post-COVID-19                                                                                                                             

Wednesday evening’s opening session will embrace a global perspective on the digital mental health response to COVID-19 and includes international expert panellists Helen Christensen (Australia), John Torous (USA) and Sally Merry (New Zealand).

Thursday’s sessions will cover emerging technologies and how they can be harnessed in the ‘new normal’ of mental healthcare in the post-Covid world.

Thursday will also host a dedicated session encompassing Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) and user-centred co-design in a virtual world. This session will be delivered by MindTech’s own PPI group.


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