Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's press release on mental health service reform of 9 January 2017, in which countries has digitally assisted therapy already proved successful.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Evidence from programmes in Australia and Sweden have informed the Digital Mental Health Strategy that will be implemented as part of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme will run a pilot of digitally-assisted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in up to 30 clinical commissioning groups to establish an evidence base in England, and will continue to learn from other successful examples both here and abroad.

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