eMental Health Seminar: Technology and Student Mental Health

Technology and Student Mental Health Seminar

On June 18th, Mental Health Reform and the Union of Students of Ireland hosted an international seminar on Technology and Student Mental Health.

The event was held at Technological University Dublin, Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7.

The seminar addressed the potential offered by technology-supported applications (eMental Health) in student mental health services and supports. Irish and international experts working in the area of eMental Health shared their knowledge and bring a better understanding of developments, possibilities and issues in this field.

The event was part of the eMEN project – funded by Interreg North West Europe and the HSE.

Seminar themes:

  • eMental Health as part of core student mental health services – some existing examples
  • Student-led initiatives – apps and other innovations developed by student groups
  • Innovation in third level settings – developing eMental Health applications, cross-campus initiatives, eMental Health courses.

Speakers included:

  • Prof. Heleen Riper, VU Amsterdam
  • Dr Derek Richards, TCD & Silvercloud, Ireland
  • Prof. Jacques van Lankveld, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Examples of usage of technology in student mental health services in Ireland
    – TCD
    – DCU
    – Participate Social Anxiety Programme
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