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Past events

In an event co-hosted with AHSN, Oxford in September, we met with clinicians, healthcare professionals and experts-by-experience as they discussed the challenges and innovation needs in men's mental health. An audience of digital innovators were also invited to hear firsthand what these challenges are.   The one-and-a-half-hour discussion was the first in the two-part series. There was a facilitated discussion with the panel including a psychiatrist, clinical leads, third sector representatives, and five men with personal experience of the mental health system. The purpose of the workshop was to hear from those who know what it is like to be involved with mental healthcare (from both staff and patient perspectives) and to help companies understand where the needs for innovation lie. We focused on the current realities and what we might want for the future, to improve staff and patient experience, and to drive positive change through the most suitable digital innovation solutions.  The conversation highlighted the difficulties in identifying mental health problems as soon as possible, the importance of having safe places that allow people to talk about their emotions and being able to access the help you need at the right place, time, and manor. It included the need for those in this area of work to understand how well different systems work; digital, face to face, traditional, or new additional services, and what options are available for unique needs (these could include NHS treatment, digital apps, peer support groups, campaign, training).   It was emphasised that when engaging with men, it is crucial to recognise that this demographic is made up of a broad, non-homogenous spectrum of people, and to be able to speak to different men’s identities, to ensure you are where men need help, aspiring to be as diverse and inclusive as possible. Education about mental health is critical; specialist training is required to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to provide appropriate diagnosis, and peer support training to ensure peers know how to listen, identify the need for professional intervention and provide help in the most appropriate way.   The second part of this initiative, where a selected group of companies will present their digital solutions to the clinicians and expert-by-experience panel will take place on Tuesday 12 October from 16.00 to 17.30.  We are specifically looking for innovators for this second workshop, with digital solutions that address the issues identified as important in the first session. In summary these are:  
  • Prevention 
  • Access 
  • Choice 
  • Training 
  • Communications  
  • Diversity.  
Solutions do not need to be targeted solely at men.  [Button title="Register interest" th_icon="link" link_url="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mens-mental-health-and-digital-solutions-ws2-technology-tickets-186749792657" color="darkblue"] For more information: [Button title="Email Mirella" th_icon="envelope" link_url="Mirella.Lingwood@ouh.nhs.uk" color="darkblue"] [Button title="Email Sara" th_icon="envelope" link_url="Sara.Cocomazzi@ouh.nhs.uk" color="darkblue"]  
Tue
12
Oct
Zoom (Link to be shared with attendees)
Learn more about innovation in mental health as part of a series of Meet the Clinician events hosted by TheHill with Oxford AHSN For 2021 TheHill Oxford is developing and facilitating a series of Meet the Clinician events: two-part workshops hosted in conjunction with Oxford AHSN. The first workshop enables a panel of clinicians and patients to discuss challenges and innovation needs in a specific field, with an audience of developers and start-ups. Following this a group of start-ups are selected whose innovations best meet some of the needs identified; these companies then have the opportunity to present five minute pitches for their solutions to the panel. [Button title="Register here" th_icon="link" link_url="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-clinician-mens-mental-health-and-digital-solutions-ws-1-tickets-170973595627" color="darkblue"] This is the second in the 2021 programme and for more information. You can contact Sara for more information.    
Tue
28
Sep
Zoom, link will be supplied

Book your space for TheHill September. In this mixer we will be discussing the importance of interoperability between healthcare systems and how to design new software with this in mind. So do save the date, make sure your Zoom is the latest version and we’ll let you know the speakers as soon as they’re confirmed. […]

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Thu
16
Sep
Zoom

Join us at our June 2021 social mixer, our topic is ‘Managing Health Data’ Thursday 17 June 2021 18:00-20:00 (UK time) Join innovators, clinicians, hospital management, and others from our across the ecosystem. There will be a chance to network, watch some short pitches from digital innovators, and listen to our speakers. Make sure you […]

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Thu
17
Jun
Zoom

Join us at our April 2021 social mixer – “Digital Health Ecosystem” Thursday 29 April 2021 18:00-20:00 on Zoom If you’re interested in digital innovation, and passionate about health and care, come and be part of the conversation. Join innovators, clinicians, hospital management, and a whole range of others from our networks. We’ll be talking about […]

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Thu
29
Apr
Online

In 2020 TheHill worked with our international partners, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Universitat de Barcelona to develop and deliver a series of nine modules for the Transformative Digital Skills for Healthcare as part of an EIT Health funded programme. This event shares more about the scope and reach of this programme, the use cases developed to support […]

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Thu
4
Mar
Zoom

Join us at our February 2021 social mixer Thursday 11 February 2021 18:00-20:00 on Zoom If you’re interested in digital innovation, and passionate about health and care, come and be part of the conversation. Join innovators, clinicians, hospital management, and a whole range of others from our networks. We’ll be talking about the skills necessary for […]

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Thu
11
Feb
Online

About these workshops TheHill Oxford is holding a series of workshops between February and April 2021 to identify the challenges clinicians are facing with blood tests, understand opportunities within the ecosystem, and explore innovative solutions to improve pathways. This topic has been highlighted due to the heightened difficulty of getting appropriate blood tests done for […]

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Fri
5
Feb
MS Teams

About the workshop TheHill Oxford and Oxford AHSN are holding a special two part event for innovators and pharmaceutical companies developing innovation in cancer care and treatment. We have brought together clinicians and patients to talk on a broad range of topics to include service delivery, adoption of new technology, pathway for patient care, cancer […]

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Tue
26
Jan