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Technology for Wellbeing

ReachOut Ireland and Mental Health Reform came together to host the fifth annual Technology for Wellbeing International Conference on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

When and where

This year, the Technology for Wellbeing Conference took place on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at The Hilton, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.

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MC was Mr. Conall O’Móráin, Today FM and The Media Group

8.00 – 9.00 am Registration
9.00 – 9.20 am 

9.20 – 9.40 am

  • Jim Daly, TD
    Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People

Plenary One 

9.40 – 10.10 am Youth Panel

10.10 10.30 am

  • Mr James Hawe, HSE & TCD

10.30 – 11.00 am

11.00 – 11.15 am Q & A

11.15 – 11.45 am Tea and Coffee

11.45 am – 1.45 pm Plenary Two: Parallel Sessions

Parallel sessions included 15 presentations from a mix of academics and service providers reporting on different aspects of innovation, evaluation and emerging approaches to service delivery.

Check out presentations from Parallel one and Parallel two

1.45 – 2.15 pm Lunch

2.15 – 2.45 pm

  • Prof Heleen Riper, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    European Comparative Effectiveness on Internet-based Depression Treatment

2.45 – 3.15 pm

  • Mr Aidan Healy, UnPlug
    Switching off and recharging in an ‘always on’ world

3.15 – 4.15 pm Products’ showcase (15min each)

3.15 3.30 pm

3.30  – 3.45 pm

3.45 – 4.00 pm

  • Dr David Coyle, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, UCD
    Pesky gNATs

4.15 – 4.45 pm Q&A and Youth Panel 

4.45 – 5.00 pm

  • Ms Naoise Kavanagh, ReachOut Ireland & wrap up

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Marie Clarke, Galvanic Ltd presents at Technology for Wellbeing 2015. How technology can help you learn to better manage stress” (5.8 MB .pdf)

Who's behind it?

The conference was produced as part of the eMEN project, a six country European Union project funded by the Interreg North West Europe. Mental Health Reform is the sole Irish partner in eMEN. The eMEN project seeks to greatly accelerate the eMental Health sector across Europe through showcasing products and organisations and formulating policies to meet the growing need of service users and service providers for technology to support mental health care in a rapidly changing world. Visit Mental Health Reform for more details on this project. eMen logo

and a joint project between:

Mental Health Reform logoReachOutIreland

Conference topics

  • Innovation in technology and mental health
  • Social media and mental health
  • Suicide prevention and the internet
  • Mental health promotion / public messaging online
  • National policy in technology and mental health
  • Good practice in the safe delivery of online mental health services
  • Crisis response protocols
  • Technology, cybersafety and young people
  • Youth participation and engagement with online interventions.

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