A new study published by King’s College London and University College London (UCL) shows that certain groups of people benefit from telemental health care while others do not.
As published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research, telemental health care is effective overall but it is not a one size fits all.
The objective of the study was to “develop a theory about which telemental health approaches work (or do not work), for whom, in which contexts, and through what mechanisms.”
108 scientific and gray literature sources were included in the research.
According to the study’s findings: “Service user choice, privacy and safety, the ability to connect effectively, and fostering strong therapeutic relationships need to be prioritized in delivering telemental health care.”
“Guidelines and strategies coproduced with service users and frontline staff are needed to optimize telemental health implementation in real-world settings.”