Join us for an interactive workshop on digital tech for mental health and wellbeing. We will discuss:
– Codesigning digital mental health tech with young people
– Doing virtual User Research
– Coding fast and slow
– Using usability metrics to make better tech
– Making digital mental health tech accessible
This will be a ‘hands on’ virtual workshop where you can:
– try out some digital mental health tech prototypes
– share feedback through usability testing tools
– offer suggestions for new digital mental health tech
…and see how your feedback compares with other workshop participants.
GM.Digital (also known as CAMHS.Digital) is a research unit at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, affiliated to the University of Manchester. We work with children and young people to identify, build and evaluate digital mental health tech to support mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Pauline Whelan is Co-Director of the GM.Digital Research Unit at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (https://camhs.digital/) and Co-Lead of the Digital Health Software Team at the University of Manchester (https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/digital-health-software/). She is a computer scientist with an interest in all things digital health.
Olivia Gorvett is 21 years old and reading Psychology at the University of Sussex. Alongside this, Olivia works with young people in a variety of settings. By way of example she works 1:1 in complex trauma presentations and with socio-economically disadvantaged students. Olivia also has experience with children who have severe neurodevelopmental difficulties. After her degree, Olivia plans to specialise in child and adolescent mental health.
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.
Jessica Kenworthy is an Assistant Clinical Research Practitioner at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and has recently joined the GM.Digital team. Jessica has previously worked for a CAMHS service and, during the pandemic, supported the team to develop innovative new ways of working that allowed children and young people to access the service remotely and improve their wellbeing. Her interests are in developing accessible services to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
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.