The Journal of mHealth wrote an article about Oh My Mood launching in the UK:
Three in four mental illnesses start in childhood. Yet, 75 per cent of young people with mental health problems are not receiving the treatment they need. New digital health company Oh My Mood UK Ltd wants to shake up mental health provision by introducing a ‘blended care’ approach to make mental health care more effective and easily accessible.
As a mental health interventions provider, Oh My Mood develops blended care pathways, where digital solutions support face-to-face therapies. This approach improves the quality of care and makes mental health therapy scalable and more efficient. It additionally eases the strain on care practitioners without adding pressure on NHS budgets.
The company will work with clinicians, universities and digital health platforms globally to make evidence-based blended care pathways available to large audiences of mental health therapists and service users.
Jaime Essed is the founder of Oh My Mood and has over 12 years’ experience working in the health sector. Previously, he was international manager at TelePsy, a Dutch digital health platform, where he successfully led its international expansion into the German and UK markets. In 2005, he co-founded Lionarons GGZ, a Dutch mental health clinic that currently employs 110 people.
Jaime Essed, founder of Oh My Mood, said: “An increased awareness of mental health has given rise to the number of people seeking help. Unfortunately, the mental health system struggles to cope and we are seeing longer waiting lists and more people being turned away.
“In mental health, digital solutions should support face-to-face therapies, not replace them. We are on a mission to improve the quality of care for mental health service users without putting decreasing budgets under more strain.”
Our news in The Journal of mHealth was also picked up by BioPortfolio.com.