Project: “E-therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: what is being used in the NHS? A survey of mental health services” by Bennion,M.R., Hardy,G., Moore, R. K, and Millings, A. (2017)
Aims: To identify the web and smartphone apps recommended and used for common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression by the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
Method: Data were collected via Freedom of Information requests to NHS services between February and March 2015, and searches carried out on NHS apps library websites between March and November.
Outcomes: The results were that 13 different web apps and 35 different smartphone apps for depression, anxiety or stress were available through either referral services or the online NHS Apps Libraries.
Of the 48 online resources identified, Living Life to the Full was the most recommended/used e-therapy package within the NHS in England.
- IAPTs using/ recommending Living Life to the Full resources – 2% (which is 25.1% more than the 2nd most recommended/used resource).
- Trusts using/recommending Living Life to the Full resources – 1% (which is 27.5% more than the 2nd most recommended/used resource).
Peer reviewed published journal article available here: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/7/1/e014844.full.pdf