NHS to prescribe ‘app therapy’ for children with mild depression

23 January 2019 – Guardian

Under-18s in England and Wales will in future be able to use programs on smartphones to get help for mild depression.

The digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) will help them avoid potentially long delays to see a therapist and reduce the pressure on NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), according to new guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).


Ed. Apparently children from the age of 5 upwards will be able to access these programs…I do hope that this service will not prevent vulnerable young people from getting more specialised help.

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