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Virtual Reality in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies

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Find out more about virtual attendance

This conference focuses on the practical and developing application of Virtual Reality technology in mental health and psychological therapies. 

“Virtual reality is transforming psychological therapy in all sorts of areas, from phobias to pain management to eating disorders to post-traumatic stress disorder..There are very few conditions VR can’t help because, in the end, every mental health problem is about dealing with a problem in the real world, and VR can produce that troubling situation for you.”

Daniel Freeman, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford, Evening Standard October 2019

“Virtual reality (VR) is not just being used for gaming. Already studies have shown that VR can be beneficial in helping to treat a whole-host of mental health conditions, including easing phobias, treating post-traumatic stress disorder, helping to lessen paranoia in psychotic disorders and reducing social anxiety.”

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2019

Benefits of attending
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement Virtual Reality in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies 
  • Understand the national context and potential
  • Learn from established practice case studies
  • Reflect on the lived experience of the benefits of virtual reality in mental health 
  • Reflect on case studies in various areas where virtual reality is being implemented in mental health practice
  • Understand the practicalities of implementing Virtual Reality 
  • Ensure organizational support and understand the economic case for this technology
  • Learn from case studies including
    - the use of Virtual Reality & Simulation in IAPT
    - the use of Virtual Reality in Phobias 
    - using VR to reach traumatised families struggling after the Grenfell Tower fire
    - the use of Virtual Reality diagnosis of Dementia
    - personalised VR to enable reflection on life events
    - The use of Virtual Reality in the management and treatment of psychosis
    - virtual Reality & CAMHS  - the development of a sensory room to host innovative virtual reality environments to help young people during periods of emotional distress
    - the use of Virtual Reality to manage anxiety through Virtual Journeys in Care homes 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chaired by:

Ross O'Brien

Chair London Digital IAPT Steering Group, Healthy London Partnerships/NHS England & Deputy Director Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service

Virtual Training

Our online virtual training courses include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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