We believe that working systematically, learning from data and leveraging the latest technologies will allow us to achieve remarkable things in mental health: eliminating guess work, and expediting recovery.
At ieso, we aim to make high-quality, evidence-based mental healthcare accessible to all. Around the world, individuals in need often have to wait too long for help, and even when it does come it may be poor quality or not be right for them. While we’ve seen tremendous progress in other areas of healthcare over the past 50 years, mental health has fallen behind. We’re determined to change that.
Just like for physical healthcare, we’ve shown learning from data can transform best practice in care. We’re using the latest scientific methods to help crack the challenge, producing digital products that are derived from scientific data analysis and clinically validated.
ieso Therapy Service captures, with permission, the exchange between a therapist and patient. Coupled with session-by-session progress measures, ieso has a globally unique, de-identified dataset that we analyse to increase the quality and effectiveness of therapy.
How Are Things? Mood & Symptom Checker is the first digital product from the innovation lab of ieso. It's an easy-to-use digital tool which anyone aged over 18 can use to complete a self-assessment based on clinically validated, globally recognised measures. ieso is a leading online mental health service provider delivering evidence-based digital solutions that identify, treat, and prevent mental illness by applying deep-learning capabilities alongside clinical and scientific expertise to learn what really works.
But historically it has been impossible to predict which elements of therapy provide specific benefits to patients. The result? A relatively inefficient, one-size-fits-all approach to mental healthcare where only approximately 50% of patients recover.
ieso’s approach allows us to overcome the traditional barrier: how can we possibly improve therapy when past conversations are lost - captured only by imperfect human memory?
ieso's Therapy Service allows patients to access treatment faster and makes therapy delivery more efficient (6.1 ieso sessions vs. the average 7.5 sessions). Accessing psychological therapy sooner is associated with better mental health outcomes) and lower healthcare costs.
We have developed AI-based tools to monitor 100% of therapy delivered. By measuring session-by-session patient progress and analysing precise elements of psychological therapy, we are pinpointing the ‘active ingredients’ of therapy to help ensure that each patient receives exactly the right care.
Often people suffering from very different things are grouped together under a broad diagnosis like “depression”. Our research has uncovered different sub-types of mental health conditions and shown how people with different types follow specific trajectories on their path to recovery. This offers new ways to personalise treatments that provide therapies that are most likely to help everyone.
There’s no time to waste – so we’re working with complementary partners across different sectors to drive new insight into mental health. We’ve partnered with over 15 organisations across Pharma, Tech and Academia, including Roche, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.
We publish our research findings in peer-reviewed academic journals (e.g., The Lancet; JAMA), as well as through easier to read blogs and newsletters. We want our findings and insights to be shared to help drive progress across the whole field of mental health science research. For updates on when we publish new research papers, blogs and other resources sign up to our newsletter.
There is a worldwide shortage of therapists, with individuals in some parts of world having no prospect of ever receiving help through therapy. We need to radically scale up care, using automation and augmentation to make scarce clinical resources go further and democratise access to quality mental health care. Born from the de-identified data in our virtual care platform, our clinical experience, and tested in real-world settings, our digital therapeutics will raise the bar for engagement, outcome, and recovery.
There is a worldwide shortage of therapists, with individuals in some parts of world having no prospect of ever receiving help through therapy. We need to radically scale-up care, using automation and augmentation to make scarce clinical resources go further and democratize access to quality mental health care. Born from the de-identified data in our virtual care platform, our clinical experience, and tested in real-world settings, our digital therapeutics will raise the bar for engagement, outcome, and recovery.
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We are working on creating breakthroughs in four crucial areas of mental healthcare.
Therapy is expensive - and recovery requires the right intervention. How can we avoid the costly revolving door?
Therapists vary and clinical quality often depends on therapist intuition and experience. How can we consistently maximise dose and chances of recovery?
Treatment is expensive and clinician time is scarce. How can digital treatment reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of care?
Helping patients stay well and detecting problems early saves money and lives. How can data and technology make this a reality?
Our approach means we’re continually gathering a new understanding of what works in treatment, and why. Read our latest news, research and articles written by people shaping the future of mental healthcare.
ieso’s Director of Mental Health Research, Dr Louise Marshall, welcomes the launch of Nature Mental Health journal by the Springer Nature Group.
Dave Icke has joined the company as Executive Chair. Dave will lead day-to-day management of the company and chair the Board of Directors.
In our latest expert article, Daniella Quinn and Dr Michael Ewbank explain how we’ve been analysing the way patients type and what it can tell us about how they engage with digital therapy
Watch our Director of Mental Health Sciences Dr Louise Marshall’s presentation at MQ Mental Health Research Mental Health Science Festival 2022
ieso has been selected as the Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company at the 2022 OBN Awards, held at the Royal Lancaster in London.
ieso’s Chief AI Officer, Dr Valentin Tablan was featured in IEEE Pulse magazine’s recent article on how AI is being used to improve mental health treatment
The UK Department of International Trade (DIT) has selected ieso as one of the delegates to exhibit on the UK pavilion at HLTH 2022
Head of Payer Development at ieso, Deborah Cleary joined the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) last evening for the official launch of the Digital Health Playbook - 2023 Edition.
We had a conversation with CBT Therapist Peter O’Brien, one of ieso's affiliate clinicians, who consistently achieves outstanding outcomes in his treatment, about his approach and advice.
ieso’s SVP Clinical Innovation, Jennifer Gentile, featured in MedCity News report on their INVEST Digital Health Conference in Dallas.
ieso’s EVP Impact, Dr Andrew Welchman, recently featured in Behavioral Health Business’s article on his panel at Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy Future of Mental Health Conference.
In the first of The Team Spotlight series, we speak to Gamze Ekinci Ozkoca about her role as Test Team Lead within Engineering.
ieso shortlisted for celebrated OBN Award for Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company
ieso’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Andy Blackwell, was featured in Health Tech World’s recently published article, showcasing 10 TED talks that transformed the health tech space.
Learn directly from the experts in ieso's mental health tech podcast, 'Thinking Ahead'. In case you missed it, here is a recap of the latest episodes.
ieso's Dr Ana Catarino named as one of Business Insider's 30 under 40 in Healthcare for 2022
In our latest article, we look at the results and implications of our latest research study with Shaun Mehew and Jennifer Gentile
ieso’s Group Chief Science and Strategy Officer, Dr Andy Blackwell features in pharmaphorum's article “Beyond the pill in an outcome-based world”
ieso features in Secure Futures magazine for their article "Could AI make mental health therapy more effective"
ieso submits evidence to the UK Department of Health and Social Care to inform the Government’s 10-year Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan
Our NHS Market Development Director Rachel Websdale and EVP Clinical Clare Hurley sat down to talk about what the partnership has achieved and where it will go next in our latest blog.
LTC News have published a spotlight article on ieso’s latest study results. This comes a week after the announcement of ieso's research study, conducted with support from Roche Diabetes Care Limited.
Dr Andrew Welchman, Executive Vice President for Impact at ieso, recently appeared on AI for Good’s Health Discovery series to explore how artificial intelligence can improve mental health.
Patients who received ieso online cognitive behavioral therapy tailored for patients with Type 2 diabetes reported improvements in depression and anxiety, which resulted in better diabetes management.
A new era of mental health science: Read part three of our three-part series ‘The Future of Mental Health Care’
ieso join Self Space, Livi, Bloom and Woebot in the Stylist’s list of the best remote therapy services that are improving access for those seeking mental health support
Watch our Chief AI Officer Valentin Tablan's presentation at Applied Machine Learning Days 2022 ...
Next generation digital therapy: Read part two of our three-part series 'The Future of Mental Health Care'
ieso is very pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Hurley as EVP Clinical
Wake-up and smell the AI: Read part one of our three-part series ‘The Future of Mental Health Care'
Acknowledging research-driven innovation ensures the continuous improvement of healthcare in the UK and human health globally. Congratulations to this year’s Prix Galien UK winners...
ieso shortlisted for prestigious Prix Galien UK Best Digital Health Solution award
Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and author of 'Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health', explains why he is intrigued by what ieso is doing
Our Director of Clinical Science, Dr Ana Catarino, explains how ieso and The University of Sheffield identified new depression subtypes in our latest expert article
From Real-World Data to next Generation Mental Healthcare: in this article, our Chief AI Officer Valentin Tablan summarises his talk at Applied Machine Learning Days 2022 for those who missed it
ieso were delighted to not only be support partners of the HSJ Partnership Awards ceremony but also shortlisted finalists for 'Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS' with Dorset HealthCare
ieso is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Louise Marshall as our Director of Mental Health Sciences
ieso has joined the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), a non-profit association of industry leaders with a mission to drive awareness and adoption of digital therapies
Interested in how AI and data are being used today to improve patient outcomes for therapists treating mental health conditions? Tune in to our latest podcast to find out more
Rachel Websdale has this month joined ieso from Push Doctor, where she was their Head of NHS accounts
Meeting regulatory standards is not the only ingredient essential to the responsible innovation of AI-enabled hardware in the healthcare arena, as our Chief AI Officer reflects
Want to know how research into subtypes of depression and their responses to treatment is paving the way for an end to one-size-fits-all treatment for depression? Tune in to our latest podcast
ieso, in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, have been shortlisted for “Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS” at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022
Did you know that rapport and empathy aren’t key ingredients in effective CBT? Find out more in Does Therapy work? - the second episode of ieso’s mental health-tech podcast, Thinking Ahead
ieso spoke to MIT Technology Review to discuss how using AI to examine the language used by therapists could lead to more people feeling better and staying better
UK innovator closes Series B financing to develop AI-enabled, evidence-based digital therapeutics built on the world's largest mental health treatment data set
ieso's mood and symptom checker asks How Are Things? and creates an evidence-based report from a psychological wellbeing professional to give users a clearer picture of their mental health
Listen in to the first episode of our new mental health tech podcast, Thinking Ahead. Hear from our CEO, Nigel Pitchford, about how we’re scaling and staying true to our social purpose.
ieso reflects on the legacy of Dr Aaron Beck, the highly respected and pioneering neurologist who developed CBT treatment, who died this week at the age of 100
ieso's Chief Science and Strategy Officer Dr Andy Blackwell joins the panel at Uppsala Health Summit to discuss “Innovative Strategies for Closing the Treatment Gap”
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day (10th October) is ‘Mental health in an unequal world’
Our ambition is to not only provide world-class therapy, it’s to transform mental healthcare around the world
ieso, a leading provider of evidence-based, online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and innovator of ground-breaking research, features in The Economist’s latest review of mental healthcare program
Jeremy Cripps, a Chartered Psychologist and UK Clinical Lead at ieso, shares his lived experience of mental health. In an interview with Ian Florence, he delves deeper into his self-disclosure
Dr Andrew Welchman joins ieso today as our first Executive Vice President for Impact.
ieso featured in Sifted’s review of mental health start-ups across Europe who are addressing the extra strain on people’s mental health caused by the pandemic
ieso announced June 29 that is has been granted a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Read the full profile of 22 UK up-and-coming mental health and wellbeing start-ups...
Five subtypes of depression have been identified in new research from the University of Sheffield and ieso.
Marie Claire have published a complete guide to online therapy: what it is, its benefits and some resources to help people get started on learning to challenge thoughts that may be causing distress
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, ieso Chief Science and Strategy Officer Dr Andy Blackwell features on Tech Talks podcast, a show offering insight into the tech sector.
ieso, a leader in evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy provisions and innovator of ground breaking research, is recognised in the Evening Standard's best therapy tools
Now, more than ever, technology and data science have an important and exciting role to play in helping people to live lives unhindered by mental health issues.
ieso's new study has analysed the largest available set of digital mental health conversations in relation to Covid-19 over the past 12 months.
Read what health care professionals and patient advocates think of How Are Things?, and where they see it fitting in the patient journey...
Digital providers and experts from over 20 countries have gathered a staggering number of insights about mental health during the pandemic from potentially upwards of 50 million users worldwide.
ieso responded to the House of Lords Covid-19 Committee’s call for evidence into the impact of digitalisation on the four key drivers of wellbeing
ieso has created safe, patient-centred technology that meets McKinsey's six interconnected building blocks to establish a scalable business in digital health
ieso commissioned this research study, using a deep learning approach, to understand the relationship between patient language and outcomes in internet-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy.
ieso, a leader in internet-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy, is pleased to announce we have been named as one of the top 19 mental health start-ups in Europe
The much anticipated second wave of coronavirus cases was thought to bring with it a rise in mental health difficulties.
ieso are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Freer as Chief Clinical Officer.
ieso, a leader in evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy provisions and ground breaking research, is excited to announce we are a winner in Red Herring's Top 100 North America
With this year’s #IWD theme being ‘an equal world is an enabled world’ - #eachforequal – ieso advocate equality and enablement for everyone.
In the fourth blog post of this series, Sarah Bateup provides advice around the common phenomena when moving to non-face to face therapy delivery and more...
In the third blog post of this series, Sarah Bateup provides advice around how to deal with patient contact in-between therapy delivery and more...
In the second blog post of this series, Sarah Bateup provides advice around housekeeping and consent when moving to digital therapy methods and more...
In the first blog post of this series, Sarah Bateup provides advice around the best preparation for seeing patients using digital therapy methods during COVID-19 and more...
ieso, the leader in online cognitive behavioural therapy provision and an innovator in mental healthcare, is excited to announce that it has been named a winner in Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe.
ieso uses therapy transcripts derived from internet enabled cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment sessions to understand how therapist variables are associated with clinical outcomes in IAPT
ieso uses a data-driven approach to define fluid depressive states and explore how patients transition between these states in response to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
ieso introduces and demonstrates the usefulness of a tool that automatically annotates therapist utterances in real-time according to the therapeutic role
In this study, ieso adopts a deep learning model to automatically categorize therapist utterances from approximately 90 000 hours of internet-enabled cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
ieso piloted a comparative study of therapy sessions following the interaction of 10 participants with human therapists versus a chatbot to recommend ways of overcoming the drawbacks of chatbots
This study, commissioned by ieso, investigates the demographic and clinical predictors of response to one-to-one CBT delivered via the internet
In this multicentre, randomised controlled trial, ieso investigates the eﬀectiveness of CBT delivered online in real time by a therapist for patients with depression in primary care
We are now accepting a select number of customers to partner on our journey to scale clinically effective tools to support access to mental healthcare.
UK innovator closes Series B financing to develop AI-enabled, evidence-based digital therapeutics built on the world's largest mental health treatment data set.