Tackling depression, suicide and other psychiatric emergencies
Our research was used to create online therapy resources for the "iFightDepression" website, which has attracted over 6 million users since it launched.
helped create an EU-wide website for professionals and the public designed to combat depression
people have visited the iFightDepression website, with 4.7 million using it to initiate self-management
co-developed the Scottish Government’s award-winning new Distress Brief Intervention programme
General Practitioners, psychotherapists and members of the public all use the "iFightDepression" website, with a surge of visitors accessing the resource during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our research with NHS24 led to Government investment of £2 million for the ‘Enhanced Mental Health Pathways’ project to support dedicated mental health nurses being recruited to staff NHS24’s 111 service to provide front line patient care.
Professor Margaret Maxwell was responsible for the co-development of the Distress Brief Intervention on behalf of NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to provide a rapid response to those experiencing distress.