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Virtual Reality: Transforming Mental Health

A boy wearing a white VR headset

Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

NextGen Zone

The Smith Centre (Science Museum)

Explore and experience cutting-edge virtual reality innovations to transform mental health and join us on a journey toward a healthier, immersive future.

Virtual reality is everywhere in the modern world. Hi-tech headsets are used by gamers trying to beat their next level, surgeons training for ground-breaking operations, and astronauts preparing for missions to space. This technology is now being harnessed by mental health practitioners to improve outcomes for patients who struggle with a variety of problems or who have limited access to traditional healthcare.

Visitors to our interactive exhibit are being offered the chance to try on virtual reality headsets and experience other cutting-edge interventions used within the mental health sphere. Led by a team of scientists from Imperial College London, we will help you explore the technologies used to deliver interventions and measure physiology and stress responses in virtual reality environments. Come along and experience the transformative influence of virtual reality on mental health.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event that is most suitable for ages 13+. The event has step-free access.

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.


Event categories

  • Young People (13-25)
  • Exhibit
A boy wearing a white VR headset