Designing and deploying new media to improve mental health at unprecedented levels and at a global scale
There’s a deluge of products emerging on the market that are aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing. Some of these are beautiful and engaging, but there’s little evidence they actually work to improve mental health outcomes (e.g., anxiety, depression). Other products (e.g., e-mental health platforms) have strong scientific foundations, yet they struggle with engaging and retaining users. How can scientists and designers work together to address these gaps? How do we capitalize on the billion dollar health industry and bring the best products to the largest consumer base seeking mental health products? How can entrepreneurs, behavioural scientists, and designers work together to transform the delivery models and global reach of emerging tech for mental health?