The Labs Grants Programme is funding seven products (apps and websites) to improve young people’s mental health. These product pitches were recorded in February 2012 at the end of Lab 2. Most of the products have evolved since then but these videos give a good insight into some of the ideas, passion and problems that the Labs teams were trying to solve.
(now Mood Bug)
An app that helps you understand what contributes to your mental health by linking your mood to moments in time. It focuses on one simple action: a record of your mood at a single point. It’s being developed by Mindapples / Unboxed Consulting. Read Mind’s Eye’s specification.
A digital tool to support young people with mental health issues to make effective use of consultation time with their GP. It will help them know what to expect, plan what to say, and record the results of their time with them. It’s being developed by Enabled By Design / Neontribe / Futuregov / Social Spider. Read Doc Ready’s specification. View the Doc Ready website.
A website dedicated to love and mental health – for you and, if you have one, your partner. It will provide advice and support for young people with mental health issues who are in or seeking a romantic relationship, and also for their partners. It’s being created by YouthNet. Read Madly in Love’s specification.
(now In Hand)
A personal interactive recovery guide inside a smartphone app. Young people with mental health issues can use it to avert or deal with rapid deterioration in their mental health. As an app it is reactive and proactive and aims to promote independence and strengthen resilience. Being developed by FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology) / RedNinja / Mersey Care NHS Trust. Read MiniMe’s specification.
Keep the Trust
(now Well Informed)
An online resource for non-mental health professionals who are working with young people with mental health problems. It provides information on:
- how to deal with mental health related issues in a variety of youth settings;
- how to work proactively with young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
As a result of using it professionals will have greater skill, knowledge and confidence in supporting young people with emerging or existing mental health issues, who will in turn have a better support experience and need less specialist interventions. It’s being built by sixteen25 / Cernis. Read Keep the Trust’s specification.
A digital tool that aims to empower young people through accurate, accessible information about mental health medications. It could be a website or an app, or both. It provides easy to understand and reliable online information and advice on how prescribed drugs may influence mental and physical health, with simple explanations of how the medications work. As a result of using Medfacts young people will make more informed choices about their medication, increase their participation in decisions about their treatment and take increased responsibility for their care. Being developed by YoungMinds / Tictoc. Read Medfacts’ specification.
(now Find Get Give)
A feature filled online map with listings of local mental health services for young people. It gives services the ability to promote their offer to 16 – 25 year olds and gather user feedback. It gives young people the ability to easily find mental health services in their local area, assess their suitability and comment on their experience. As a result of using My Places young people will find it easier to access services and make more informed choices around which one to use. Being created by created by SussexCentral YMCA /VividBrighton / Right Here Brighton and Hove / Mind Brighton and Hove. Read My Places’ specification.
“It has been fascinating to watch the Labs initiative unfold. The programme’s starting point was to engage young people with mental health issues and connect them with youth workers, mental health professionals and technology experts to develop ways to improve mental wellbeing. Nominet Trust is passionate about digital technology as a force for social good so we are delighted to see the culmination of the Innovation Labs’ co-design process: the development of a suite of digital apps that has the potential to transform the lives of young people with mental health problems.”
Annika Small, Chief Executive of Nominet Trust