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Risks and OpportunitiesThe Internet and Mental Health25th February 2010<br />Key Themes <br />
"We're constantly judging our insides on everyone else's outsides"<br />Ruthie Henshall<br />
Some Challenges<br />
What to learn from iCBT?<br />There are ways to bring existing service models into the online environment<br />There is go...
"We can be paralysed by fear, but sometimes it’s good to look over the parapet"<br />“Social media is like a radar...a new...
Information<br />
Support<br />
Social Space<br />
Challenging Issues<br />
“I didn’t know I couldn’t do it, so I did it. I wanted something in the UK that was like things available in the UK”<br />...
“Campaigning to close pro-ana sites might be giving them too much publicity. There was an explosion of underground sites w...
Technology for Wellbeing<br />Work in pockets, around the country<br />Often groundbreaking initiatives grow from the pass...
What Comes Next<br />We want to listen to what you have to say<br />We’re going to put together a report based on survey r...
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Risks And Opportunties Conference Summary Of Day

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Risks And Opportunties Conference Summary Of Day

  1. 1. Risks and OpportunitiesThe Internet and Mental Health25th February 2010<br />Key Themes <br />
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  4. 4. "We're constantly judging our insides on everyone else's outsides"<br />Ruthie Henshall<br />
  5. 5. Some Challenges<br />
  6. 6. What to learn from iCBT?<br />There are ways to bring existing service models into the online environment<br />There is good, review level evidence that supports efficacy<br />The matrix of support offered around online interventions, and the language used are key to successful outcomes<br />
  7. 7. "We can be paralysed by fear, but sometimes it’s good to look over the parapet"<br />“Social media is like a radar...a new way of seeing our world, which takes some getting used to"<br />“Cognitive isn’t a word you’ll have used very often...literacy issues mean millions of people are unable to engage with resources"<br />
  8. 8. Information<br />
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  10. 10. Support<br />
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  12. 12. Social Space<br />
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  15. 15. Challenging Issues<br />
  16. 16. “I didn’t know I couldn’t do it, so I did it. I wanted something in the UK that was like things available in the UK”<br />“We put up a forum because it was technically possible. It was contentious, but luckily the community rallied”<br />“Self-injury often arises from chronic invalidation. Self-expression is a route out of that"<br />
  17. 17. “Campaigning to close pro-ana sites might be giving them too much publicity. There was an explosion of underground sites when they were banned by some mainstream providers”<br />“Using the internet in mental health is not about using a new tool, but harnessing something people are using anyway”<br />“There are limits to what you can control..."<br />
  18. 18. Technology for Wellbeing<br />Work in pockets, around the country<br />Often groundbreaking initiatives grow from the passion of individuals<br />T4WB brought together companies, NGOs and researchers.<br />Small funding €5k pa admin from National Office of Suicide Prevention<br />A model for Scotland?<br />SDC would be interested in exploring this further.<br />
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  20. 20. What Comes Next<br />We want to listen to what you have to say<br />We’re going to put together a report based on survey results, and the discussion today<br />We want to work with partners to take work forward in these areas<br />We’ll be in touch to ask you about your experiences of the day<br />

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