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Technology and mental health – a force for good or harm?

  • Date: Wednesday 29th April 2020 from 2.00-5.00 pm (Coffee & Registration from 1.30 pm)
  • Venue: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH
  • Members from £0.00
  • Non Members £25-60
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MANDEC directions

1.30 pm

Coffee and Registration

2.00-5.00 pm

Speakers to include:

Professor Sally Merry (Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Head of Department of Psychological Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Auckland)
“Technology to support mental health in young people: the promise and the challenge”


In this session Professor Merry will outline the following key issues with technology interventions for mental health difficulties in young people:

  1. The evidence for efficacy
  2. Challenges to widescale implementation
  3. Potential for harm

Dr Richard Graham (Child Psychiatrist)
Theme:  internet harms as well as the clinical assessment and treatment of tech addiction

Daria Kuss (member of the International Gaming Research Unit and the Cyberpsychology Group)
Theme: to include an adult perspective on gaming, addiction and solutions