My Mind App
My Mind is both a mobile App and a website designed to meet the growing need for better communication and universal support in children and adolescent mental health care.
Digital is no longer a choice but a demand
Digital technology is not new however health care has been slow to this particular innovation. Nevertheless no longer can the use of technological devices, Apps or social media be ignored. In fact by embracing this new era of communication we can exploit technology to provide far reaching community services like never before.
The Five Year Forward view published by the Department of health highlighted the need to develop preventative support for young people suffering with mental health concerns, as well as a need to improve communication for young people. My Mind is two solutions for the price of one!
Experience Based Co-design
My Mind was developed using an experience based Co-design to establish not only the needs of young people, families and clinicians using the app, but also their ideas for how their needs could be met. This has ensured that the finished product is endorsed by users at all levels!
As a universal offer anyone is able to download the lite version of the App which will signpost users to a number of Apps, websites and downloads which have been approved as helping young people to support their own mental health and emotional well-being.
When a service buys into use of the App their young people will be able to access the full services. This allows them to create a profile, view helpful information about their clinicians and manage their own recover journey including receiving appointment reminders and completing their outcome measures online. It also allows clinicians to upload documents, such as care plans, to the young person’s app for them to access.
The highlight of the App is the ability for clinicians and young people to communicate using instant messaging video technology. This allows young people and clinicians to keep in contact more effectively as well as reducing time wasted on unanswered calls. All written communication within the app uploads automatically onto the electronic patient record within 24 hours.
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