Join our workshop with commissioners of mental health services


Workshop: Beyond Algorithmic Systems and Trust

On 26th February 2020 at Sci-Tech Daresbury (Vanguard House, Floor 2, boardroom), ORCHA and the University of Nottingham will be running a workshop with commissioners of mental health services.

Well-designed algorithmic systems have great potential to improve mental healthcare, however, there is a lack of use cases in this area to understand the ethical, social and political challenges and uncertainties to be addressed. To disentangle risks from opportunities, ORCHA are supporting Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos, Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.

For the proposed project, we will use the UnBias Toolkit, which has been designed not just for critical thinking but for civic thinking, supporting a more collective approach to imagining the future. This project will feed into NIHR MindTech and Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Our goals are (1) to provide a multidisciplinary perspective, involving a representative and inclusive group of stakeholders to discuss issues of trust in algorithmic mediated systems and the organisations that create them, and (2) generate more use cases to reflect on current and potential applications uses of algorithms and artificial intelligence in mental healthcare.

The next step in the project is to run a series of workshops with Commissioners of Mental Health Services. If you are interested in being part of these workshops or would like to know more about how you can get involved, please get in touch with Paul Davies, ORCHA Associate, at

Sign-up for the first workshop in the series for free by clicking here.


Date and Time

Wed, 26 February 2020

10:00 – 14:00 GMT



Sci-Tech Daresbury, Vanguard House

Keckwick Lane