UK VR Therapy Pioneer Oxford VR teams up with US National Mental Health Innovation Center

July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

NMHIC and OVR have announced a strategic partnership and the launch of multiple pilots using VR therapy for mental health.

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Oxford VR are finalists in BIMA Awards 2019

July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oxford VR are thrilled to be a finalist in the Emerging Technology category.

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Forbes: First Major Trial of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Forbes.com feature Oxford VR.

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Oxford VR winners at the UK Digital Experience Awards 2019

July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oxford VR are thrilled to win the Best Use of Emerging Technology award.

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Start of world-first, large-scale NHS trial testing VR Therapy for serious mental health conditions is a milestone endorsement for Oxford VR’s business model and scale-up capacity

June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A milestone endorsement for Oxford VR’s business model and scale-up capacity. Oxford VR (OVR) a global pioneer in evidence-based VR therapy, and an integral collaborator in gameChange, a £4 million project funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) is commencing the first large-scale multi-site trial to test VR therapy treatment for psychosis to advance its roll out by the NHS and Social Care. gameChange demonstrates the real clinical value of OVR’s proprietary development capability which the company has accelerated since its’ 2018 funding round. Psychosis is a serious mental illness which can affect individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviours and…

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Oxford VR shortlisted for VR Healthcare of the Year

June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for VR Healthcare of the Year in the VR Awards 2019. VR Healthcare of the Year recognises projects that are changing the landscape of healthcare industries for good. Oxford VR have been acknowledged for the Fear of Heights innovation with NHS patients. In what is a first for mental healthcare in the UK, NHS patients suffering from the potentially-incapacitating symptoms of clinical acrophobia, estimated to affect 3-5% of the population, will now have access to the latest leading-edge and clinically-validated automated immersive therapy treatment programme developed by Oxford VR to overcome their phobia.…

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Oxford VR ramps up global expansion with first-of-kind VR-enabled mental health solutions launch in Asia

June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oxford VR has today announced the launch of its leading-edge treatment for common mental health conditions through a unique partnership with AXA HK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The initiative called ‘Yes I Can’, will offer a ground-breaking treatment using virtual reality (VR) technology.  It will be free to the public and to AXA’s corporate customers as part of their employee benefits services to drive better mental health outcomes in Asia. Barnaby Perks, CEO at Oxford VR said “This is a solution whose time has come, and we are very excited to collaborate with AXA Hong Kong and CUHK…

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21st May BBC Breakfast interviews Oxford VR CEO Barnaby Perks

May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

BBC Science Correspondent Richard Westcott went to Cambridge to meet Julie, a patient with an extreme fear of heights (acrophobia).  The film shows her before and after receiving successful treatment using OVR’s automated immersive therapy. The piece concludes with a visit to OVR’s development facility in London and an interview with Barnaby.

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Oxford VR initialise ground-breaking automated immersive therapy for the first time in the UK to help NHS patients overcome their phobia

May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what is a first for mental healthcare in the UK, NHS patients suffering from the potentially-incapacitating symptoms of clinical acrophobia, estimated to affect 3-5% of the population, will now have access to the latest leading-edge and clinically-validated automated immersive therapy treatment programme developed by Oxford VR to overcome their phobia. This major service innovation will initially be available to patients in Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge & Peterborough and Oxford through the NHS IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) ahead of an intended phased release planned to other IAPT services later in the year. Oxford VR recently partnered with AXA Hong…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: 5 Ways Virtual Reality is Transforming Mental Health

May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

One in four of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our life. Our aim is to enable millions of people to have the very best psychological therapy – and we believe that this can be achieved using VR-enabled immersive therapy. Here are 5 reasons why VR is transforming mental health; 1. Ground-breaking treatment delivering better MH outcomes VR-enabled therapy is a proven means of delivering rapid, lasting improvements. Multiple clinical trials have shown how it can give results at least as good as, if not better than, face-to-face therapy. One such treatment for clinically diagnosed fear of heights which…

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