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Healthy Minds – Virtual Reality Treatment for fear of heights

Fear of heights is a significant clinical problem for one in five people at some point in their lives, and most never receive treatment. Healthy Minds has teamed up with Oxford VR to bring a virtual reality treatment tested in one of the largest ever randomised controlled trials of fear of heights to residents of Buckinghamshire. Click here for more details.

Virtual Reality for Fear of Heights Treatment has been created by a team of clinicians, programmers and researchers at Oxford VR. A virtual coach called Nic, offers techniques, support and advice to the individual. The program is automated, however, for this project there will always be a therapist in the room overseeing the treatment and offering advice as needed.

Since launching this treatment, our results are showing a reduction in peoples fear of heights in a relatively short treatment period. People can self-refer or be referred by a professional to be considered for this treatment with Healthy Minds.

Last updated: 19 July, 2019