Tell us what mental health services for children, young people and families will be like in the future!
We are making a 3 minute animation that imagines the future of children, young people and families mental health services, and how they could use technology to help people more. We want to show what children, young people and families want from services, if there was nothing stopping them from having services just the way they would like them. We think digital technology, like computers, smartphones, social media – like Facebook, and Snapchat, virtual reality, robots, (and maybe even hover boards and flying cars) will play an important part in this.
In order to this, we are looking for children, young people and parents and carers to tell us, using words or pictures what they think these services will be in the future. It might be that you can access a psychologist using virtual reality, whilst in your living room, or that robots offer psychotherapy, or that everyone is so happy and successful no one needs mental health services at all.
You could tell us how you thought the service might be when you went, or how you think it could be now that you’ve tried it. You might think that the service you got was great, and couldn’t be better, in which case, let us know what made it so good. If you think it could have been better, let us know how.
The animation will be made using whiteboards, and will look a bit like this one, but shorter, and will be finished by the end of August. It will be made available on this website, and on Youtube, and presented at a conference on Harnessing Digital Technology in mid-September.
Tell us what you see for the future of mental health services! You can tweet them to us @LDNSECYPIAPT, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below.