THAW – Technology for Healthy Ageing and Well-being

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.

Supervisors:

Dr Stephen Kellet, Department of Psychology – Clinical Psychology

Dr Abigail Millings, CATCH & Department of Psychology

Prof Gillian Hardy, Department of Psychology – Clinical Psychology

Prof Roger Moore, CATCH & Department of Computer Science

Publications

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: 10.2196/17049Link 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: 10.2196/16794Link 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-2019-100027Link 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-2016-014844Link to Paper

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