The Mental Health Quality Improvement team and NHS Fife Psychology Service are pleased to announce the roll out of the Mastermind project, the new digital mental health service. This service which launched officially on November 6 2014, will allow GPs and other mental health professionals in Fife to offer access to the digital therapy to patients with mild to moderated depression or anxiety. Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, is useful for all adults with mild to moderate depression and anxiety who require a flexible treatment, accessible from different location at a time that suits them. It is also suitable for patients who don't like the idea of talking therapies or would prefer the anonymity a computerised treatment offers.
Face to face CBT has been used for many years to treat depression and this digital therapy will enable a much larger patient group to access the clinically-proven digital treatment.
The Mastermind service sits alongside other services currently offered by NHS 24 such as the Living Lives service. Through this service anyone can access telephone CBT either by self referral or GP referral. They also offer supported self help sessions.
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Mike Kelly, Project Manager
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