THAW is a project focused on developing technology to support good mental health in later life and aims to address some of the main challenges around improving mental health amongst older adults by increasing availability and accessibility of technology for this segment of the population.
Enhancing e-therapy interfaces for older adults to promote engagement.
The project is focused on how we can use technology to help older adults with mental health problems, and specifically how we can make this technology more welcoming and acceptable.
Simmonds-Buckley M, Bennion MR, Kellett S, Millings A, Hardy GE, Moore RK. Acceptability and Effectiveness of NHS-Recommended e-Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(10):e17049. doi: 10.2196/17049. Link to Paper
Bennion MR, Hardy GE, Moore RK, Kellett S, Millings A. Usability, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Web-Based Conversational Agents to Facilitate Problem Solving in Older Adults: Controlled Study. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(5):e16794. doi: 10.2196/16794. Link to Paper
Bennion MR, Hardy GE, Moore RK, Kellett S, Millings A. e-Therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: how are apps developed? A survey of NHS e-therapy developers. BMJ Health & Care Informatics 2019;26:e100027. doi: 10.1136/bmjhci-2019-100027. Link to Paper
Bennion MR, Hardy G, Moore RK, Millings A. E-therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: what is being used in the NHS? A survey of mental health services. BMJ Open 2017;7:e014844. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014844. Link to Paper