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Mental Health Treatment Service AnonyMind Wins ‘Tech For Good’ Award
Friday, 22 October 2021
AnonyMind.com, the online mental health treatment service, has scooped the ‘Tech for Good’ award at this year’s Prolific North Champions Awards.
The scalable and confidential platform continues to remove traditional barriers to people accessing life-changing/life-saving support. Its free-to-use online platform encompasses a self-help library, online self-assessment for gambling addiction, and access to expert therapist treatment when people feel ready.
Mental health treatment options
AnonyMind co-founder Andy Iddon says, “We’re grateful to be recognised by the Prolific North awards judges as an innovative provider. Winning this award will help us reach as many people who need support as possible.
“The clients we treat, and peers we work with, appreciate that compulsive gamblers face barriers in accessing traditional walk-in and residential treatment. From stigma and GP referrals to waiting lists and the cost and time of attending face-to-face centres. With our client-first model of clinic-based (via our parent company, Leon House Private Clinic) and online treatment options, those barriers can be removed.”
Mental health treatment clinics closed
Ryan Durkin, co-founder, said: “While we were working on how to help people recover via technology, the pandemic descended. Lockdowns exacerbated the barriers to treatment. Drop-in clinics and residential facilities – including our parent company clinic Leon House – closed. It made our goal of building AnonyMind a critical solution for countless people cut off from traditional treatment.”
Confidential and flexible
Lead clinician Dr Jamie Barsky explains, “People can now receive confidential treatment from qualified clinicians. And it’s at a time that suits them, regardless of location. For our clinicians, AnonyMind combines the functionality of three NHS platforms into one; patient record management, calendar booking management, and video calls. So, it’s easy for us to help the people who need our support.”
Corporate and armed services solutions
AnonyMind provides services to individuals and businesses with Employee Assistance Programmes and wellbeing provisions. AnonyMind’s co-founders have also funded online mental health treatment for British Armed Services personnel and for Veterans.
Andy concludes: “Our clinicians are from varied backgrounds offering a range of mental health services. So, we can increase the breadth of treatment we provide for other behavioural and mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety, and stress.”