Nov. 28th Live Twitter Chat with The Mental Elf and We Mental Health Nurses

Craig MacKie

Some excitement over here at the Hatching Hub this week, as we prepare for a live Twitter chat being hosted by The Mental Elf ( and We Mental Health Nurses (@WeMHNurses) on November 28th at 3:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)/ 8:00pm (Greenwich Mean Time). We’ll be discussing one of our lab’s most recent publication, A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm, which was released earlier this month in the BMJ’s Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) journal as part of a special issue on new technologies and digital innovation in mental health. We were privileged to receive the “editor’s choice” for this article, which means it can be freely accessed at this address:

The chat is being run collaboratively with The Mental Elf team (@Mental_Elf), an evidence-based mental health review, and We Mental Health Nurses (, who have an established series of chats aimed at health professionals in the United Kingdom. You can find their chat archive here:

The Mental Elf will also be publishing a blog post on our paper, authored by Olivia Kirtley (, to be posted the day of the live chat. The Hatching Hub’s primary investigator, Dr. Simon Hatcher, and two of the article’s other authors, Craig MacKie and Sarah MacLean, will be answering questions using the @HatchingHub Twitter handle (Dr. Hatcher), @Smacl007 (Sarah MacLean) and @CraigMacKie12 (Craig MacKie). To participate, logon to Twitter at the appropriate time (3:00 pm EST/8:00 pm GMT) and post questions or comments using the #WeMHNs hashtag for the duration of the chat.

This event will be occurring the week before Digital Mental Health Week (#DigiMHweek), a week of research blogs, live streamed expert webinars, tweet chats and podcasts being organized by the Mental Elf’s André Tomlin ( with the support of Lisa Marzano (@lisa_marzano) of the EBMH Journal and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mindtech team (@NIHR_MindTech).  The NIHR Mindtech group will be hosting their annual digital mental health symposium toward the end of the week’s events in London on the 7th of December (

Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting discussion, and check out the National Elf Service website ( to see some of their fantastic work.

See you on the 28th!   

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