*Figures from MQ Transforming Mental Health
Finding technological solutions for people living with mental health conditions
Mental illness inflicts a heavy toll on affected individuals, carers and society as a whole.
In the same week that the Prime Minister announced plans to transform attitudes towards mental health, the NIHR i4i Programme launched a funding call challenging research teams, comprised of clinicians, academics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to develop innovative technological solutions that can influence the patient care pathway, and improve patient outcomes for people living with mental health conditions. The NIHR i4i Challenge Award could lead to the implementation of technologies that could transform lives for people living with mental health conditions.
The NIHR is taking the opportunity during this call to highlight some key NIHR projects that are already leading the way in the field of mental health research. We will also be highlighting the challenges in this field, and the gaps that we hope future technology in mental health research could bridge, hearing from academic and industry experts in the process.
Hear more about the call from Nicola Blackwood, Minister for Public Health & Innovation and Martin Hunt, i4i Programme Director:
Thanks to The Mental Elf for the podcast with Martin Hunt.
Below, you'll find features relating to some of the NIHR research that has focused on mental health to date. Watch the collection grow during the opening of the Challenge Award call.