Wednesday, 5 April 2017

What can the UK learn from Finland's approach to mental health?

What can the UK learn from Finland's approach to mental health? An online therapy service for depression, anxiety and substance misuse is cheap and effective and could provide inspiration for the NHS.

While online therapy is viewed with some scepticism in the UK, in Finland the service, Mental Health Hub, is used by every hospital district in the country. It was first set up 10 years ago by Prof Grigori Joffe and Dr Matti Holi at Helsinki University Central hospital in response to fragmented mental health services and because it is hard for patients in rural areas of the sparsely-populated country to get help. Continue reading... The Guardian

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