DIALOG+ is an intervention delivered by a mental health professional and other practitioners or the public using an app on a smartphone or tablet (e.g. an iPad or android device) within routine clinical meetings.
The DIALOG+ app is available to be downloaded for Android devices and Apple iPads (The app is currently not available on iPhones).
For more information on the app please visit the DIALOG website.
For PIECEs, DIALOG+ will initially be implemented as a pilot (3 months intervention), which to ensure it is culturally appropriate before it is tested in a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT), for a period of 6 months.
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