LJMU teams up with digital venture to improve mental health services

Oh My Mood is working to make “evidence-based blended care pathways” available to mental health therapists and service users in order to make mental health support more effective and accessible

Jaime Essed
Jaime Essed, founder and chief executive of Oh My Mood

 

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is to help a small business to develop mental health support programmes tailored for individuals.

Oh My Mood is working to make “evidence-based blended care pathways” available to mental health therapists and service users in order to make mental health support more effective and accessible. Its modular approach to mental health care means that the programme can be tailored and adapted to each individual service user.

By developing digital solutions to support face-to-face therapies, their blended care approach aims to make mental health therapy more efficient thereby easing the strain on health practitioners.

Now, via the Health Innovation Exchange (HIE) project, LJMU’s Improving Access to the Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team will help evaluate and assess their care pathways for the UK market. LJMU is also linking their postgraduate students with Oh My Mood to help run a series of seminars on mental health across the Liverpool city region.

Already a success in other cities including Maastricht in the Netherlands, Psychology Unwrapped are scientifically based events around mental health care topics designed to remove the stigma around mental health by creating awareness and openness to talk about these issues.

Jaime Essed, founder and chief executive of Oh My Mood, said: “Blended care, where traditional therapies and the latest eHealth methods are seamlessly integrated in mental health care pathways, is a relatively new concept.

“After only using evidence-based methodologies during the development phase, we were very excited to be introduced to LJMU through the Health Innovation Exchange programme.

“With the IAPT team as our research partner, we will set out to rigorously evaluate, assess and provide evidence that our blended care pathways provide high-quality, affordable and future-proof mental health care that benefit service users worldwide.”

The Health Innovation Exchange is a collaborative programme designed to connect Liverpool city region businesses with world-class health, care, technology and commercial resources and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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