In Hand

  • 1 November 2013 - 31 December 2014

Help FACT, Red Ninja and Mersey Care to create a new app to support young people mental health and wellbeing. Innovation Labs is a large scale project presented and funded by Comic Relief, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Nominet Trust. It is a project that oversees the development of a collection of digital tools designed by and for young people. The products all have the aim to support young people in managing their mental health and well-being.

FACT, Red Ninja (Liverpool based app agency) and Mersey Care (our local mental health care provider) have secured funds to develop and release an app called In Hand between June 2013 until June 2014.

In Hand is a new application for smart phones that acts as a personal interactive recovery guide. Young people with mental health issues can use it to avert or deal with rapid deterioration in their mental health. As an app, it is reactive and proactive and aims to promote independence and strengthen resilience.

The Creative Skills For Life initiative was funded by Creative England via the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, and managed by Creative England in collaboration with Creative Skills For Life and NHS England.

In Hand is now available to download, for free, from iTunes and the Google Play Store

Check out our project blog to see how we are getting on with the app and/or email Louise Latter for more information.