MindFresh is a technology solution to facilitate the access to health services (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services) is now available on the Apple store and Google Play. MindFresh (previously known as My Mind) has already received plaudits across the digital health sector, as it won the award for Digital Innovation at the 2017 NHS Digital Pioneer Awards.
The app was created to meet a growing need for better child and adolescent mental health care and signposts users to approved advice and support.
More than 50,000 children and young people turned to NSPCC’s Childline last year because of a serious mental health problem, and the Department of Health’s Five Year Forward View has 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. MindFresh can achieve both.
Digital technology is not new however the health sector has been slow to this particular innovation. Due to the surge in accessibility and familiarity among young people, the use of technological devices, apps or social media can no longer be ignored. By embracing this new era of communication we can exploit technology to provide far reaching mental health and community services like never before.
Emma Selby said: “MindFresh offers preventative support and improved communication for children and young people suffering with mental health concerns.
“Putting young people at the heart of the design process has resulted in technology that does exactly what they asked for, alongside meeting clinicians’ needs and expectations.”
Anyone can access the MindFresh webpage, to access the wide-range of resources available.