IAPT Integrated Care - iCBT for Comorbid Depression and Anxiety in People with Long-term Conditions
The link between our bodies and emotions is evident in many ways. For instance, when an individual suffers from chronic physical illness or a long-term condition (LTC), such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, it can have a life-changing impact on an individual’s emotional and psychological well-being.
Mental Models: Exploring User Metaphors for the Experience of iCBT
Metaphors are linguistic tools that help us to describe abstract concepts by providing a mental link to a more familiar phenomenon. They allow us to ground complex ideas or experiences in undistorted, material reality.
Why Integrated Health Care? The impact of a growing and aging population and an increase in prevalence of chronic diseases on the NHS has led to the consideration and development of new models of care to help meet rising demand and different population needs.
How to Strive in the Face of Challenges: Developing your Resilience
Life is wrought with problems; being resilient is not about ridding yourself of them, it is about facing them head on. Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by difficult experiences.
Building the Bridge Between Mental and Physical Health: Integrated Care and Digital Solutions are Key
Once perhaps dismissed as a concept left to new-age thinkers, the mind-body connection is now well documented by medical researchers and physicians. Integrated Care can help to improve patient care and reduce health inequalities, reduce unscheduled hospital admissions and help people to manage their own health and wellbeing.
Relationship between usage and outcomes in internet-based interventions for mental health
Research has largely shown the effectiveness of internet-based interventions for a wide range of mental health conditions. These studies have also shown that users find these interventions acceptable and easy to use. In this sense, internet-delivered interventions offer many advantages to the users, such as the geographic and time flexibility or the fact that they can access through different
Youth online psychological and well-being supports
Mental health is an essential part of young people’s overall health. It has a complex, interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, socially and developmental. Both physical and mental health effect how we think, feel and act.
Online CBT programme supporters – their training and experiences
The supporter component of internet-delivered interventions (IDIs) is strongly advocated as increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for users (Richards & Richardson, 2012). Implementing supported interventions however, is not always possible due to lack of resources or the availability of trained therapists. In light of this, the field is seeing a rise in graduate level and even volunteer
This series of blogs will explore the relevance of implementation science to internet-delivered interventions, and will provide a high level overview of the field. The first blog in the series provided a short introduction to the topic, the second explored some relevant implementation outcomes and this final blog will elaborate on the role of context in implementations of internet-delivered
In our previous blogs on the subject of the complex mental and physical interface, we touched upon how poor mental health can serve as a risk factor for chronic conditions down the line, and also how having a comorbid mental condition in the context of a physical ailment like diabetes or coronary heart disease can be a marker for poorer prognosis. Indeed, a great amount of studies have