On Thursday 10th March 2011 I’m speaking at the first European Conference on the Internet and Mental Health (website here), held in my home city of Exeter. The event is being organised by Tobit Emmens, who is the R&D Manager at Devon NHS Trust amongst other things.
I’m of course honoured to be asked to deliver a keynote, and whilst I’m not yet sure on the exact subject that I will be requested to speak on, there is no doubt in my mind that I’d like it to be an example of community by crowd sourcing parts of the content, much like I did when I spoke at Dicole Oz in Helsinki in June.
So let me turn this blog post completely over to you. Shout out your thoughts – whether them seem obvious or not, deep or not, useful or not – and let’s crowd source this content so I can share you insights with the a crowd of very smart NHS people who are hungry for your expertise.
(I’ll post more info as I get it regarding dates of the event, and I’ll summarise our thoughts in the comments in further blog posts.)
Your Leading Thoughts
To get you started, here are some questions that you could launch from:
- What is the first thing that you think when you hear “the internet and mental health”?
- What are the benefits of the internet for good mental health? What are the negatives?
- How has the internet changed your mental state and wellbeing, and even helped you through hard times like depress?