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Fears over ‘lack of evidence’ behind mental health tech


Researchers call for better oversight of apps and other digital interventions

There is not enough research to support the benefits of mobile apps or other technological interventions used to tackle student mental health—despite their popularity, academics have warned.

In a paper published on 16 August, researchers Felicity Callard, Philip Garnett, Dimitra Kotouza and Leon Rocha explored policy responses to the growing issue of poor mental health among students, which organisations are offering solutions and how their services are being procured.

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