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Virtual Reality in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies

Friday 11 Sep 2020

West One De Vere, London

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This conference focuses on the practical and developing application of Virtual Reality technology in mental health and psychological therapies. 

“Virtual reality is transforming psychological therapy in all sorts of areas, from phobias to pain management to eating disorders to post-traumatic stress disorder..There are very few conditions VR can’t help because, in the end, every mental health problem is about dealing with a problem in the real world, and VR can produce that troubling situation for you.”

Daniel Freeman, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford, Evening Standard October 2019

“Virtual reality (VR) is not just being used for gaming. Already studies have shown that VR can be beneficial in helping to treat a whole-host of mental health conditions, including easing phobias, treating post-traumatic stress disorder, helping to lessen paranoia in psychotic disorders and reducing social anxiety.”

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2019

Benefits of attending
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement Virtual Reality in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies 
  • Understand the national context and potential
  • Learn from established practice case studies
  • Reflect on the lived experience of the benefits of virtual reality in mental health 
  • Reflect on case studies in various areas where virtual reality is being implemented in mental health practice
  • Understand the practicalities of implementing Virtual Reality 
  • Ensure organizational support and understand the economic case for this technology
  • Learn from case studies including
    - the use of Virtual Reality & Simulation in IAPT
    - the use of Virtual Reality in Phobias 
    - using VR to reach traumatised families struggling after the Grenfell Tower fire
    - the use of Virtual Reality diagnosis of Dementia
    - personalised VR to enable reflection on life events
    - The use of Virtual Reality in the management and treatment of psychosis
    - virtual Reality & CAMHS  - the development of a sensory room to host innovative virtual reality environments to help young people during periods of emotional distress
    - the use of Virtual Reality to manage anxiety through Virtual Journeys in Care homes 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Ross O'Brien

Chair London Digital IAPT Steering Group, Healthy London Partnerships/NHS England & Deputy Director Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

West One De Vere is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
West One De Vere is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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