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The Great Debate: The Power of Face to Face versus the Breadth, Reach and Convenience of Technology THINK TANK (2023 Conference session)
This session was delivered during MHPN's All Together Better Conference, 2023. 

This recording features a spirited debate between the teams where the question is asked . . . Should primary care prioritise funding, innovation, and development of face-to-face mental health care, support, and services; or that of digitalised mental health care, support, and services. 

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Moderator: Associate Professor Grant Blashki

  • Professor Nicholas Procter
  • Dr Ruth Vine
  • Heather Nowak
  • Associate Professor Mat Coleman
  • Harry Lovelock
  • Associate Professor Morton Rawlin



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