£600,000 for developing digital tools to support young people’s mental health

first_img Comic Relief, Nominet Trust and Right Here (a partnership between the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Mental Health Foundation) are offering £600,000 to fund charity-led initiatives to develop any of eight new digital products that are designed to help young people look after their mental health and wellbeing.The ideas have all been decided on by young people, technology experts, youth workers and mental health professionals.Eight ideasThe eight ideas are:1. Mind’s Eye: An online mood monitoring & wellbeing tool reflecting and linking mood to young people’s lives.2. Madlyinlove: A website dedicated to love and mental health issues – for young people with mental health problems and their partners.3. Doc Ready: A digital tool to support young people visiting their GP to ensure they use their consultation time effectively.4. Medfacts: Easy to understand and reliable online information and advice on how prescribed drugs may influence mental and physical health (including side effects) plus simple explanations of how the medications work.5. Keep the trust: Sympathetic online support, advice and informal training for adult non-health professionals identified by young people (i.e. youth workers and teachers) around young people’s mental health and wellbeing.6. My Places: Online mapping of services available locally to a young person to assist them in ensuring good mental health and wellbeing with ability for services to be rated and have feedback.7. MiniMe (formerly Tamagotchi & Me / Crisis): A personal interactive recovery guide using information inputted by the user on their activity, environment and mood with the ability to issue an alert to friends & family of the need for support.8. Job for Me: Online service to support young people with / recovering from mental health issues on their journey employment, education, and training.Applying for fundingNot-for-profit organisations can apply to develop any or all of the eight ideas. They can work with a private partner, but they must lead the project.The Invitation to Apply document alongside the Functional Specifications for each of the eight product ideas are available on the Innovation Labs website.Funding will be divided into pots of around £47,000 per idea. The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon on 5 September 2012. The grants can start being spent from January 2013 and must be fully spent by June 2014. Advertisement Tagged with: Funding Further developmentsYoung people will help ensure that services fully meet their needs by participating in the grantmaking and product development and implementation processes over the next two years.Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust explains: “We are always looking for projects which demonstrate the power of digital technology to change lives for the better. This programme presents a real opportunity to work with young people to develop the digital tools they need to transform their lives in practical ways. It will take the ideas of young people with mental health issues and make them happen.”www.innovationlabs.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 August 2012 | Newscenter_img £600,000 for developing digital tools to support young people’s mental health  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more