jueves, 10 de octubre de 2013

World Mental Health Day

ICT solutions for Mental Health

World Mental Health Day is annually held on October 10, this day aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.

From i2cat, we are aware of the impact of this problem on the society and for this reason in the last years we have been involved in several initiatives aimed to support the health conditions of patient with mental health issues like in ConnectAlzhemier designed for patients who suffer Alzheimer and their relatives or in Help4mood, which offers a platform to support the treatment of depression.

In the FP7 Help4Mood project (www.help4mood.info), after have done several evaluations with several Healthcare providers from Spain, UK and Romania, we are fixing the last details in order to start the clinical trials, where the patients will use the platform during weeks.

The results of those clinical trials will be discussed during a workshop in Barcelona that we are organizing with the support of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (http://www.pssjd.org ) and the Cluster of Mental Health of Catalonia, formed by 27 Spanish entities (http://www.santboisalutmental.cat/ )

This session will provide an overview of the eHealth issues about to support mental health from ICT experts and will also show some innovative ehealth solutions.

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