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Co-production of digital mental health technologies to support individuals in mental health crisis

Tula Brannelly (School of Clinical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand)
Steven Trenoweth (Department of Clinical Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK)
Josie Tuck (Department of Clinical Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 25 May 2022

Issue publication date: 26 September 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a discussion between people who use crisis services and academics about the development of a mental health digital technology app.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is underpinned by participatory methods that centralise the voice of lived experience in the development or delivery of mental health responses.

Findings

The people who contributed to the conversation identified that the app may reflect a recovery approach to mental health whilst also supporting self-management. The app design was a central repository with links to other apps for self-monitoring or interventions.

Originality/value

The app was designed with people with lived experience with an explicit aim to understand what people with lived experience would want from a mental health digital technology.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the people who contributed to the app development from the Retreat, supported by the Mental Health Forum, and David Passmore, the app developer. In particular, Freds Sage and Tasha Storries generously shared their experiences and ideas about what would work to support self-management, which is much appreciated. The project was supported by Bournemouth University Pump Prime funding.

Citation

Brannelly, T., Trenoweth, S. and Tuck, J. (2022), "Co-production of digital mental health technologies to support individuals in mental health crisis", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 330-338. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-04-2022-0019

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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