The MasterMind project aimed to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness by the use of ICT. A major cause of morbidity worldwide, depression is characterised by its high incidence, social cost and proven clinical effectiveness of ICT in its treatment.
Our goal was to assess through implementation at scale (more than 5.000 patient overall) the impact of cCBT (computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and video conference for collaborative care and treatment for depression across 10 EU and Associated Countries.
The project identified barriers and success factors to implementing the two services on a large scale in different political, social, economic and technical health care contexts and from the perspective of different stakeholders such as patients, professionals and health insurances. We aimed to provide recommendations for successful strategies for implementing cCBT and video conference for depression in these different settings.
The project ran from the 1st of March 2014 to the 28th of February 2017 and had a total budget of €14m co-funded by the CIP ICT PSP.