Priority 22 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective, safe and reliable are mobile apps (offering, for example, mindfulness, CBT, mood-tracking and monitoring) for common mental health problems (e.g. suicide and self-harm, depression, anxiety)? (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0069/22
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 Are apps really effective in helping people manage mental health symptoms (eg CBT apps, mindfulness apps etc)? ~ Does mood tracking using apps help to make talking therapy more effective? ~ What apps for mental health and wellbeing work effectively? ~ What mental health apps are useful and effective for whom and what kinds of mental health problems?
Submitted by 7 x Service User ~ 5 x Carers ~ 10 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