How can people use digital as part of their recovery and to live well? Can digital play a part in improving people’s experience and outcomes? Can digital increase choice and flexibility in mental health services? Does it have the potential make practitioner’s work more straightforward? Can digital enable services to work more smartly?
These are the sorts of questions we are going to be exploring over the next year in #DigiHealthLab an initiative funded by the NHS in Leeds to test out the use of digital tools in a range of mental health services.
Learning from the fabulous lab approach developed by Innovation Labs , co-production will be at the heart of this initiative – that is, both the process and the results will be generated by and for people who use services and practitioners, pulling in help and expertise that we need along the way.
I will be directing #DigiHealthLab with support from a project manager, Nikoo Atraki, and with a small group to keep us on track and steer us along the way. Our first job is to make sense of what is already out there that we can learn from – if you have anything to share do get in touch!
We’ll be keeping a record of the journey on this blog so we can share our insights with others.