Comic Relief, Nominet Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Right Here (representing the Mental Health Foundation) and Eleven young people from a range of small and large mental health projects worked together as the Project Team to create a tender, calling for delivery partners to work with them to run two innovation labs and an online platform to explore how digital tools can support and improve young people’s mental health.  As an associate of The Cernis Partnership we win the tender to deliver the Labs and start working with the Project Team. Sixty two young people, mental health professionals and digital designers are invited via a selection process to attend the Labs. A further forty are invited to join the online Labs Network.

Storytelling Cafe

Working with Jane Wood of Mihealth we focused on work with children and their parent and care-giver to tell stories from a child’s perspective. Using accessible camera phones and design tools along with experience in teaching and facilitation. These workshops straddle arts and wellbeing as well as providing an intergenerational fun and creative experience. This work is suitable for a variety of arts, cultural, community and health settings and works for a diverse range of attendees.


Based at Leeds Mind with a Citywide mental health information remit.  I formed a consortia of Leeds Partnership Foundation Trust, Leeds Mind, Leeds Adult Social Services and Survivor’s and Service users to develop and deliver a Community Journalist approach to sharing meaningful health stories locally. This is now funded and delivered as a city-wide project.

LCC Advocacy, Advice and review

With an interest in the relevance of Data via Leeds University I provided the extraction of information on all health services in the locality of Leeds via a model designed to give an overview of the realities of use of online information by a variety of users.

Social Media surgeon

I offer time to non-profit organisations and small local services looking to develop the role of social media for engagement and monitoring purposes in health and wellbeing.

social media workshops

I have delivered many social media workshops for a variety of groups. I use service design principles to provide facilitated and action based activity.

IBZL – Infinite Broadband, Zero Latency

I formed part of the Open University and Manchester Digital’s Thought Experiment into designing for the Next Generation of internet users. This led to the formation of a digital think-tank to explore the role of influence nationally of innovation.

Independent fullstop

I co-developed the sharing information on Independent activity in Leeds led to the use of Google api mapping to create a collaborative resource for users to update, share and find independent retailers, activity and organisations in their hometowns.


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