In 2015/16 there were 63,600 detentions under the Mental Health Act (Sections). A 47% increase over the last 10 years. There were 181,785 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Assessments completed in 2017/2018. An increase of 19.6% on the previous year.
Our research shows that these are still predominately paper led processes, prone to errors. Thalamos are creating an e-form & communication platform. Our objective being to speed up access to treatment and reduce errors.
Awareness of Mental Ill-Health is increasing, yet when compared to other illnesses we are still way behind with treatment solutions.
As it stands;
- Suicide has become the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 and;
- 1 in 4 of us will experience a Mental Health problem in our lives.
We think that part of the clinical challenge of managing mental ill-health is that often a number of different agencies and entities can be involved.
- The NHS.
- Social Services.
- Police and Courts.
- Private Sector Providers.
Involving multiple agencies can create communication and information sharing challenges, impacting patient care.
To date Thalamos has received investment of £100,000 to fund research into these digital challenges and the technical solutions for them.
Building on this research we are now creating our first SaaS solution: Software for Psychiatrists.