IoT and mental health: training sessions and hacking the system

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< Project Overview >

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the need for effective and accessible mental health support. Delivery of mental health support must also change to maintain levels of care during periods of disruption to service and limited physical access to support.

This project will focus on two areas of activity:

  • Training sessions – a series of four online training sessions on ‘collaboration to develop digital tools in healthcare’ for a range of stakeholders including local councils, clinicians, and IT professionals. The content of the training session will focus on designing and developing a digital tool, regulations, and implementation.
  • Hackathons – attendees to the training sessions will be invited to take part in hackathons. The sessions will present storyboards from the training sessions and invite participants to design IoT mental health interventions.

Project Lead

Dr Kat Easton – University of Sheffield