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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
The FearFighter Treatment is an evidence-based online program for an Anxiety Treatment.  Brave designed for Children and Adolescents experiencing Anxiety Disorders Social & Specific Phobias - Available 24/7/365 from any computer or mobile device
Overview of Innovation:
FearFighter is an online program for the treatment of panic and phobia. It is based on the evidence based approach known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short. Thousands of people have used this programme to help them overcome their fears and lead a more normal life.

The programme teaches patients how to tackle their thoughts and challenge avoidance behaviours that characterise panic and phobia. They can print out worksheets for activities, monitor their own progress and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. Most sessions last about 50 minutes.  It is recommended that patients do one session a week.

FearFighter has undergone extensive testing & trial pilots involving 700 patients and has received an endorsement by the NICE as being proven to be clinically & cost effective.  In the NICE Final Appraisal Determination (FAD), FearFighter has been recommended as an option for delivering CBT in the management of panic & phobia. FearFighter has since been implemented in many NHS regions as well as being adopted in other countries as a recognised standard form of treatment.
 
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BRAVE-ONLINE utilises the technology and learnings from  FeaFigther to design a treatment specicifically for children and adolescents who experiencs Separation Anxiety Disorders, Social and Specific Phobias and other Generalised Anxiety Disorders. The treatment can be tailored by the therapist to meet the needs of the individual young person.

Parent sessions are designed to accompany the material covered in the child and teen program. Sessions focus on strategies such as psychoeducation about child anxiety, contingency management, relaxation training, and information about cognitive restructuring, graded exposure and problem solving. As such, the parent receives training in anxiety management strategies and is empowered to help their child acquire and use the skills learned in the program, and to manage situations in which their child becomes anxious. Both mothers and fathers are able to complete the parent sessions together or independently.

FearFighter and associated programs
  • NICE approved
  • UK National Health Service (NHS) recognised as a standard form of treatment for anxiety and phobia disorders
  • Evidence-based & extensively tested
  • Available to patients 24/7/365
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
The FearFighter Treatment is the only product endorsed by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK (TA097) – for an Anxiety Treatment
Evidence-based online program - Available 24/7/365 from any computer or mobile device
Overview of Innovation:
Introduction
FearFighter is an online programme for the treatment of generalised anxiety, panic and phobia. The programme teaches users how to confront and change their thoughts and challenge avoidance behaviour that characterise panic and phobia. Users can print out worksheets for activities, monitor progress and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. Most sessions last about 50 minutes. One session a week is the current recommended treatment regime.
 
FearFighter is an online program for the treatment of panic and phobia. It is based on the evidence based approach known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short. Thousands of people have used this programme to help them overcome their fears and lead a more normal life.
The programme teaches patients how to tackle their thoughts and challenge avoidance behaviours that characterise panic and phobia. They can print out worksheets for activities, monitor their own progress and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. Most sessions last about 50 minutes.  It is recommended that patients do one session a week.
Between certain steps, FearFighter sets activities to complete. These help them build on topics covered in sessions & are essential to make progress. FearFighter consists of 9 steps that need to be worked through one by one in order to obtain the greatest benefits. It guides users through CBT as much as a therapist does.
FearFighter has undergone extensive testing & trial pilots involving 700 patients and has received an endorsement by the NICE as being proven to be clinically & cost effective.  In the NICE Final Appraisal Determination (FAD), FearFighter has been recommended as an option for delivering CBT in the management of panic & phobia. FearFighter has since been implemented in many NHS regions as well as being adopted in other countries as a recognised standard form of treatment.
 
The FearFighter Program
  • FearFighter is NICE approved
  • UK National Health Service (NHS) and other nations recognise FearFighter as a standard form of treatment for anxiety and phobia disorders
  • Evidence-based & extensively tested
  • Online programme available to patients 24/7/365 from any computer or mobile device
  • Allows patients to learn how to confront and change their thoughts
  • Challenges avoidance behaviours that characterize panic and phobia
  • Print worksheets for activities, monitor progress & receive emails with further tips at the end of each step
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Mental Health: recovery, crisis and prevention / Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Wealth creation / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
  • Our latest data shows recovery rates of 48.2% this compares to the national recovery rate in 2015 of 38.4%
  • Research from trials shows dropout rates are not significantly different to face to face therapy.
  • Trials showed that clinician time per patient was reduced by 73%
  • The NICE Endorsement was for clinical and cost effectiveness with financial savings up to 70% compared to conventional therapy
  • The programme is available on desktop and mobile compliant devices and are available 24/7 thereby making access easier for a patient.
  • Reporting analytics are compatible with NHS requirements and the back office is simple to use

Quote from Mary ‘To date I’ve travelled on the underground train without a twinge of anxiety – I still can’t believe it! FearFighter has surpassed all my expectations’.
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5.00 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
NHS Benefits
Reduction in the demand on therapist time means more patients can be treated with improved recovery rates and reduced waiting lists
  • It provides greater choice of treatment to both the clinician and patient.
  • Evidence proves that the treatments work.
  • The product should provide direct financial savings.

Patients Benefits
Patients are able to self-manage their condition and thus not have to rely on or need psychological interventions and can also reduce or remove the dependence on medication.
The programmes help people to understand themselves better and to recognise and change unhelpful habits and thinking patterns.
The tracking system helps users review their progress throughout the programme using simple, scientifically validated questionnaires.

Company
A wider adoption of our CCBT technology and FearFighter would allow our West Midlands based company to expand its activities within the UK and overseas and thus take on additional staff to support clinicians and users / patients.
It would also facilitate us to develop a broad portfolio of treatments we have in the pipeline.
Current and planned activity: 
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS FT has been our client since May 2013 to date during which time that have used our FearFighter, MoodCalmer and OCFighter programmes and they are currently piloting both our Shade (Drug & Alcohol addiction) and Restore (Insomnia & Sleep disorders) programmes
 
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust currently in discussion with the trust to adopt our platform for are evidence based programmes for people with anxiety (FearFighter™), depression (MoodCalmer™), OCD (OCFighter™), addiction (SHADE™), sleep disorders (RESTORE™)

Required
  • Procurement / Adoption of: -  Require increased sales and access to market our products to CCGs and Trusts Mental Health teams.
  • Awareness / Profile Raising Greater awareness of our products and the conditions it can address
  • Project Assistance required - We are interested in locating possible clinical / academic collaborators and pilot sites for new Online mental health tools.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
All IP is owned by CCBT Ltd.

All our products are NHS information Governance Toolkit (IGT) and Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) compliant and our secure socket layer (SSL) and database encryption technologies have been enhanced to keep up with the ever changing requirements for web security and NHS informational governance standards and is integrated with IAPTUS and PCMIS. IE11, Chrome or Firefox are recommended
 
 
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
Very high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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