Tagged mental health

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We must embrace technology to protect the health of our NHS staff

By Dr Anas Nader, medical doctor and founder of Patchwork Health We must urgently modernise our approach to the health of NHS staff. The national conversation around mental health and work-life balance has progressed rapidly over recent years. Taken increasingly seriously by policy makers and employers, we are embracing a new era that promotes personal…

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Beyond tracking: How wearable tech can improve our mental health

Jean Whitehead, writer at Digiswitch.org explains the role that wearable technologies can have in improving mental health.  Until recently, wearable tech has been regarded as one of the best ways to improve physical health. But the use case of this emerging technology goes beyond fitness. In recent years, a number of companies have developed wearable tech…

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App launched designed to help ’emotional fitness’

A preventative health service app designed to help people’s ‘emotional fitness’ has been launched in partnership with UK universities. Fika has launched a nationwide programme with academics and university bodies, with the aim of addressing issues such as loneliness and anxiety impacting the student population. Partners include Universities of Coventry, Exeter, Lincoln and Manchester Metropolitan…

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How healthtech will support mental health in 2019

Dr Zain Sikafi, CEO and co-founder of Mynurva, and a former GP, explains the role technology could have in supporting mental health, and examines potential influential innovations in the year ahead. Only a week into the New Year, Prime Minister Theresa May’s 10-year NHS plan has been subject to much discussion. Some £2.3 billion of…

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