Over the last few weeks Lucy Simons and the Mindtech evaluation team have been sharing the findings from their work measuring the effectiveness of the Labs products. They’ve given their verdicts on analytics, In Hand, Doc Ready, and the challenges of delivering an evaluation.
This week it’s time for Doc Ready to come under the Mindtech evaluation spotlight. It might feel like déjà vu reading this because, just like with In Hand, we found a really positive picture of Doc Ready’s use and impact. However, there are some important differences.
This article shows those differences as we discovered through a survey of 56 [Read more…]
The Labs product evaluation explored two of the Labs products in more detail: In Hand and Doc Ready. This blog shares what we found out about people’s use and the impact of In Hand.
As well as looking at the analytics, we asked In Hand users to tell us more about what they thought of it and how it helped with their mental wellbeing. Initially we used a survey but then eight survey respondents thought there was more they could tell us, so we interviewed each one to understand more about their experience. [Read more…]
Last week’s decision by Samaritans to close their controversial Radar app has come as no surprise. The third sector is pretty good at running projects that help vulnerable people. But when it comes to building digital products and services that do the same, most organisations are still fishing in the dark.
Sarah Amani from Surrey & Borders NHS Trust gives a quick update on their My Journey app. Launched in April 2013 My Journey is a mental health app that helps young people when they are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. So far its success has been in its usability and how helpful it is to young people in need of information and support. [Read more…]
When I actually tested it out My Journey delivered a series of questions, asking me to rate how intense or bad my feelings were and then gave me tailored advice according to how it rated my responses. It was good. [Read more…]