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Assistive
Technology and
Mental Health
BDF Share
Technology and the relationship with Mental
health
Mental Health and
disability
• Mental health can be the primary or
secondary disability for a person
• Mental Health needs...
Technology and Flexibility
• Working within an environment where the
triggers for anxiety are reduced
• Agoraphobia
• Pani...
Evernote and Note
taking
• Using storage and retrieval tools can
be helpful
• Reduces anxiety over maintaining
records
• R...
Wayfinding and Locations
• Reduces anxiety around
changes of location
• Can be used to share
location with colleagues or
s...
Technology and Self
Confidence
• Iterative
• Planning projects and tasks
• Checking documents
• Spelling
• Grammar
• Reduc...
ClaroRead
• Additional proofing tools
• Allows anxiety over errors to be
further checked
• Allows materials to be
represen...
XMind
• Mindmapping allows visual organisation of thoughts
• Planning
• Organising
• Sequencing
• Useful during periods of...
Technology and Isolation
• From Bullying to Support
• Links to Self Help
• Social Communication in the workplace
• Coping ...
Technology – a Scaffold
• Technology can create a framework of
support around a persons mental health
needs.
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Assistive Technology and Mental Health - June 2016

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This presentation was prepared for the Business Disability forum and explores how technology can operate as a scaffold to support people with a disability and/or mental health needss

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Assistive Technology and Mental Health - June 2016

  1. 1. Assistive Technology and Mental Health BDF Share
  2. 2. Technology and the relationship with Mental health
  3. 3. Mental Health and disability • Mental health can be the primary or secondary disability for a person • Mental Health needs can be triggered by a variety of issues including financial issues • Mental Health needs can be directly or indirectly related to another disability
  4. 4. Technology and Flexibility • Working within an environment where the triggers for anxiety are reduced • Agoraphobia • Panic Attacks • Technology can assist us to build confidence • Technology can augment and enhance human support
  5. 5. Evernote and Note taking • Using storage and retrieval tools can be helpful • Reduces anxiety over maintaining records • Reduces physical clutter and sense of loss of control over the physical workspace
  6. 6. Wayfinding and Locations • Reduces anxiety around changes of location • Can be used to share location with colleagues or sources of support
  7. 7. Technology and Self Confidence • Iterative • Planning projects and tasks • Checking documents • Spelling • Grammar • Reduces anxiety over errors
  8. 8. ClaroRead • Additional proofing tools • Allows anxiety over errors to be further checked • Allows materials to be represented in a secondary format seamlessly
  9. 9. XMind • Mindmapping allows visual organisation of thoughts • Planning • Organising • Sequencing • Useful during periods of stress when maintaining a structure of work is a challenge
  10. 10. Technology and Isolation • From Bullying to Support • Links to Self Help • Social Communication in the workplace • Coping with change • New technologies can trigger alarms and alerts as needed
  11. 11. Technology – a Scaffold • Technology can create a framework of support around a persons mental health needs.

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