The pre-Grants phase of Innovation Labs was delivered between by the Cernis Partnership, a team of designers, participation workers and youth mental health professionals.
The partnership was initially sparked off by the idea of young people, professionals and designers coming together to explore and create innovative solutions to supporting young people’s mental health. When they heard about the Labs initiative Harry of Neontribe described it as ‘the ideal project we would ever want to work on…’
- Cernis, the partnership lead and the industry experts in children and young people’s mental health user participation and leadership
- Mihealth are user centred service designers with considerable experience in developing self care tools
- Neontribe are paper and digital prototype experts, and web developers with a reputation for outstanding user centred design
- Practical Participation are specialists in innovation through digital engagement and in the social impact of technology on services and organisations.
- White October are web and mobile app experts with a track record in taking prototypes to full funding.
- Technical Wellbeing (Katie Brown) have been charting the progress of bringing together the fields of mental health and wellbeing with technology and digital development for four years and implementing it in active dynamic ways locally and nationally.
- Working with Joe (Joe Roberson) is a young people’s advocate turned innovation specialist who helps charities and social enterprises to fund, build and deliver trusted, user-centred and digitally savvy services that increase their impact.