Entries by Alex O'Donovan

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. For one week each May, a campaign is built around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. The first Mental Health Awareness Week was in 2001 and since then awareness has been raised around  topics like stress, […]

A bad user interface is a cranky receptionist

Being greeted by a cranky receptionist is the real world equivalent to a bad user interface in the digital world. Both are off-putting, both are uninviting, and both are thoroughly unexpected. Consumers have come to expect slick, intuitive digital products, making design-related first impressions extremely important today. The first opening click of a new product […]

Vaughan Gething AM recognises the 10,000th user of WCCIS

Vaughan Gething AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Wales will be visiting the Ty Elai social care offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf, between 13:00 and 13:45 on Tuesday 4 September. The visit is in recognition that the 10,000th user of WCCIS has been registered in RCT. WCCIS is a national community […]

National Social Care Conference 2018

CareWorks are again delighted to be a Main Sponsor again for the National Social Care Conference this year, taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, 11th to 13th September. This year we will be hosting a workshop focusing on Digital Transformation in Western Bay; An insight to the benefits, […]

Using virtual reality to improve mental health

Dr Jamil El-Imad, inventor and virtual reality expert, shares his views on how virtual reality can treat mental health conditions and how it can democratise wellbeing. Imagine you are sitting in your home, wearing headsets. You close your eyes and when you open them after few moments, you can see a beautiful beach on Easter […]

Blended care: eHealth and mental health provision

NHS Providers found that 80% of bosses of NHS trusts fear they cannot provide timely, high-quality care to the growing numbers of people seeking mental health support. Resulting in the NHS increasingly looking to eHealth as an alternative solution. The NHS has been presenting webcam and instant messaging, (IM), appointments to patients to ease pressure […]