Mental health in the digital age

Run time: 11:00 – 12:00

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have seen a rise in the use of digital technologies as well as a rise in the need for mental health support. It’s not surprising then that these areas have collided and we’re now seeing a huge rise in digital forms of support for people experiencing mental health problems.

This includes online delivery of existing therapies, digital social prescribing, digital platforms for peer support, and thousands of mobile apps offering automated forms of support.

The question is, do these methods work? And what does it mean for our society?

Join Ian Tucker and Ainul Hanafiah for the Sociology and Social Policy Presidential Address as they explore the key challenges and successes raised by this approach to mental health care.
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Please note that this event will involve discussions around mental health

11 September 2024 - 11:00
West Building Auditorium, UEL Docklands Campus