A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation: Digital management of mental health with long term conditions

Following the announcement of its plans to develop the Mental Health in Scotland 10 year vision, the Scottish Government has committed an additional £150 million to improving mental health services over the next five years.

In Scotland today around one in every three people will experience mental ill health in any one year. And for people who live with long-term conditions (currently estimated at 40 per cent of Scotland’s population), mental illness caused by prolonged stress is even more likely to be a concern.

We believe that this should not be the case and that digital technology can play a part in reducing mental ill health in Scotland.

 Digital management of mental health with long term conditions will explore digital technology and its ability to support the delivery of more efficient and effective mental health services.

The event will cover three main sessions: the role of peer support in mental health recovery; the interaction between mental health and physical conditions and the potential solutions that currently exist.

Delegates will also be invited to participate in a workshop which will investigate how social media can support mental health services as a potential solution.

 Who should attend:

  • Industry experts
  • Academics
  • Businesses
  • Government including Influencers and Policy Makers
  • Third Sector including Housing Associations
  • Technologists and Innovators
  • Health and Care Professionals

A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation is formed by the Digital Health & Care Institute, the ALLIANCE, Scottish Government, eHealth, NHS24, Citrus Minds and Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare.

A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation is facilitated by the Digital Health & Care Institute, please submit any enquiries to events@dhi-scotland.com

The Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation is a member of the ECHAlliance International Network – a community of 25 Ecosystems across Europe, North America and China. The ECHAlliance supports Ecosystems throughout the International Network to share challenges, opportunities, priorities and best practice, facilitating collaboration across borders.


Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm (includes lunch and refreshments)
Venue: Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NF – free Wi-Fi and parking on-site – pay at meter (coins only))

Registration: http://dhieco2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Twitter: #dhieco2016

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