Priority 19 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective are online forums (e.g. personal support groups) as compared to face-to-face delivered support for people with mental health conditions (e.g. those who self-harm, borderline personality disorder)? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0069/19
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 What type of forum would be best if you were part of a mental health forum - what would be the personal boundaries? ~ How effective online support groups can be as compared to real life face to face support groups to improve outcomes in persons who self-harm? 
Submitted by 1 x Service User ~ 3 X Practitioners
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