Priority 1 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the benefits and risks of delivering mental health care through technology instead of face-to-face and what impact does the removal of face-to-face human interaction have? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0069/1
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How will the future technology address issues of isolation in people with mental health issues. I'm not sure an app could ever replace one on one interaction with a human therapist ~ Having a counselor alongside can relieve the isolation while a person works through the difficulty. What does this mean for digital technology? ~ Do people think digital technology can really replace people in a world where many mental health problems already are exasperated by digital exposure and face to face human isolation. ~ Will it mean I don't have to actually go out the house to be diagnosed or to get help?
Submitted by 4 x Service User ~ 1 x Carer ~ 1 x Practitioner
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0069
PSP name Digital Technology for Mental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 134 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 March 2018