Integrated therapist and online CBT for depression
INTERACT is a 6-year NIHR Programme Grant (PGfAR) that is focused on developing and evaluating a new, technology-enabled model of delivering psychological treatment (cognitive behavioural therapy) for adults with depression in UK primary care. The project brings together a large, multi-disciplinary team, including mental health academics and practitioners, human-computer interaction researchers, software engineers and end users. The aim of this programme is to integrate online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) materials with input from an accredited CBT therapist in order to increase the availability of high intensity CBT for patients with depression in UK primary care.
The project consists of three main stages:
1. Design and development of the INTERACT platform
2. Pilot evaluation with further development
3. Randomised Controlled Trial with NHS patients
Bristol Interaction Group is involved in the first two stages.