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Scaling access to mental health treatment through digital therapeutics

Mood Disorders Centre Think Tank Seminar Series

Our guest speaker is Becky Cotton the co-founder of Lumino (Digital CBT for the menopause)

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Becky Cotton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lumino, a digital therapeutics company on a mission to scale up access to evidence-based mental health treatment and support. Their first mission is to improve access to psychological support for those going through menopause.

In the UK, 2.5 million people are currently experiencing significant menopausal symptoms. Symptoms can last 7 years or more, including hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, fatigue and sleep problems. 60% say it has affected them at work.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to help. It is recommended by both the British and North American Menopause Societies. However, access is poor.

But what if we could leverage the power of digital therapeutics to close the treatment gap? Supported by a grant from Innovate UK, Seren is Lumino's prototype digital therapeutic to help patients experiencing such symptoms.

Join us for this session where Becky will take a look at the digital therapeutics field and the story of how Seren came to be in development.

Becky's work at Lumino builds on over 15 years of experience working in healthcare. Whilst Director of Mental Health Policy at the NHS Confederation, she chaired the UK's Mental Health Policy Group – a powerful and effective coalition of six national mental health organisations.

She is a Churchill Fellow and has an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge Becky was awarded the Sainsbury's Scholarship, the Director's Award, and a number of academic awards. She is a mentor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and a 2023 winner of Innovate UK's Women in Innovation Awards.

This seminar will NOT be recorded, therefore, we ask everyone attending not to make any recordings or stills (photographs) of any part of the seminar and protect one another’s privacy.

Participation in the online seminar will be taken to indicate acceptance of these terms.

Zoom Meeting ID & Password

Meeting ID: 966 4786 9438
Password: 334031


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