Priority 9 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Do digital health interventions increase reach and access to groups and people less well served by traditional mental health services (e.g. Black and ethnic minorities, men with depression, people in rural areas etc)? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0069/9
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 Is the tech going to help rural people at low cost? ~ How can we ensure any digital support systems are available to everyone who wants to use them, irrespective of income, residency, ethnicity, age etc etc? (I mention these particular social factors as they can limit some people in accessing digital support - eg homeless, older people etc). ~ How could digital technology be used to help people with multiple needs - mental ill-health, substance use dependence, homelessness, and frequent contact with the criminal justice system - particularly where they don't have regular access to technology themselves?
Submitted by 1 x Service User ~ 3 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