Ieso Digital Health welcomes NHS Choices online mental health drive

The launch of a new online mental health signposting service by NHS England has been welcomed by leading online CBT provider Ieso Digital Health.

Launched today (Tuesday, 24 March 2015), the Mental Health Apps Library will be made available on the NHS Choices website.

It will feature online tools, resources and links to web-based services that have a proven track record of effectiveness in improving mental health outcomes. It will be accessible through the NHS Choices platform, a website which gathers over 40 million visits per month, 9.7 million of which are to pages on depression; 6 million per month to stress and 9.4 million to anxiety.

Ieso Digital Health, whose unique, NICE-approved online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) service is already available on the NHS in 20 areas across England, will be one of the services highlighted.

Barnaby Perks Chief Executive of Ieso Digital Health, said:

“We are delighted to be part of this new initiative by NHS England.

“Through NHS Choices, patients will now be able to access a wide range of technology-enabled mental health services. This is vital if we want to get to grips with the mental health challenge facing society.

"Using our service, patients access treatment in real time with an accredited psychotherapist. Access is via computer, tablet or smartphone and is available 24/7, enabling patients to attend therapy at a time that suits them.

"Data shows that 52% of our patients reach recovery, compared to 45% for face-to-face mental health talking therapies nationally. These outcomes are typically achieved with 50% fewer sessions.

“We are already seeing hundreds of referrals from NHS patients every month, with many self-referring, and we hope the new Apps Library will enable us to help even more people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders."

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