New company to combine care pathways for mental health

A newly launched digital health company is wanting to make mental health more easily accessible and effective by blending care pathways.

Oh My Mood UK develops care pathways that combine digital solutions with face-to-face therapies. The company believes this approach improves the quality of care and makes mental health therapy scalable and more efficient. This approach can also help reduce the pressure on NHS budgets whilst also easing the strain on care practitioners.

The company is based at the Innovation Centre in the Liverpool Science Park, stating that the location gives it access some of the UK’s best research universities.

Oh My Mood intends to work with clinicians, universities and digital health platforms to make its care pathways available to mental health therapists and patients.

Founder of the company, Jaime Essed, said: “An increased awareness of mental health has given rise to the number of people seeking help. Unfortunately, the mental health system struggles to cope and we are seeing longer waiting lists and more people being turned away.

“In mental health, digital solutions should support face-to-face therapies, not replace them. We are on a mission to improve the quality of care for mental health service users without putting decreasing budgets under more strain.”

“The North West is a great location for building and growing our company nationally and globally. The region will give us access to some of the best research & development teams in the country, while costs are relatively low in comparison with cities in the south of England. We have ambitious plans and expect to build a team of 50 employees within the next five years.”

George Barclay, business developer co-ordinator at Liverpool Science Park, adds: “We welcome Oh My Mood to our science park. Digital health companies benefit from close collaboration and strategic partnerships with academic R&D departments. For that reason, we have built a purpose-built environment to make it as easy as possible for organisations to succeed. We look forward to seeing Oh My Mood grow and thrive.”

 



Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age. Coming from the North East of England, Reece has an MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. Reach him on Twitter or email via: reece.armstrong@rapidnews.com


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