We are building an app to make it easier for young people to shape the future of mental health research. We want to know what matters to young people and how we can use digital tech to identify their needs and priorities.
In this hands-on interactive virtual workshop we will use a series of exercised and interactive tools to share our prototype app with you. You will be able to:
• Share your thoughts on how our prototype looks and how it will work
• Test the prototypes and share your feedback on how easy it is to access and use (accessibility and usability)
• Let us know which topics are important to you for mental health research
We hope you will join us and share your thoughts about what can make it better, so that together we can shape the future of mental health research for children and young people.
NIHR ARC GM is the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester which is a collaboration between Health Innovation Manchester, the University of Manchester and local NHS Trusts to find better ways of preventing illness and improving delivery of care.
Jess Booth a project co-ordinator in the Digital Health Software Team at the University of Manchester. She has an interest in digital health technology and supporting patients to use and be involved in developing digital health products.
Dr Pauline Whelan is Co-Director of the GM.Digital Research Unit at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Co-Lead of the Digital Health Software Team at the University of Manchester. She is a computer scientist with an interest in all things digital health.
Lucy is a Computer Science and Maths student. Lucy does part time IT Support, part time software support interning, and is the events officer for the Computer Science society, all at the University of Manchester. She passionate about bio/health informatics.
Simon Foster is a digital designer with 15 years’ experience in producing user-centric, cross platform designs with a focus on user experience and accessibility.
Charlie Stockton-Powdrell is a Senior Project Manager in the GM.Digital Research Unit at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Digital Health Software Team at the University of Manchester. Her role involves overseeing a number of digital health projects, with a focus on mental health.