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‘The Digital Revolution and Youth Mental Health’ event on 30 July

Published: 02/07/2015


Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Appadoodle are holding an event to launch the new ‘Silverlinings’ and ‘Focus ADHD’ digital apps, along with a preview of the ‘Resilience’ app this month.

The apps have been designed with the Trust's youth services and you can find out more about how they work at the event on Thursday 30 July, 1 – 4pm at the Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EP.

The event will be opened by BSMHFT chief executive, John Short, and feature influential youth mental health expert Professor Max Birchwood. It will show how clinicians and service users can work together and co-produce apps that can be used as a routine part of care.

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It will also include personal stories from young people using the apps and participation from leading organisations involved in mental health in the region.

Co-designed by clinicians from our Trust and young people affected by mental illness, the apps will show how mHealth can be a vital tool in the treatment of psychosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and emotional resilience. Among those featured is ‘Silver Linings’, a ‘gamified’ app that encourages young people to self-manage psychosis and engage with their treatment so as to increase the chances of recovery.

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Registration from 12.30pm.

You can book your place on Eventbrite, or you can RSVP and find out more information by emailing team@appadoodle.co.uk.

The event is supported by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).