Young people and mental health in Islington


Can digital help young people in the void between Universal Care contact?

Islington CCG is working with partners to establish ways that trusted Apps can help young people with their mental health. They have been using the NHS apps library and building digital champions across 35 local, youth centred, organisations

As a wave 1 NHS WDP Pathfinder, Good Things Foundation worked with Islington CCG, local statutory and 3rd sector groups, GP's and young people to understand their current journeys and needs.


People engaged in the Pathfinder


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Digital Champions Recruited

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Pathfinder documents

'How To' Guide

A guide to show how to start this up in your local area. 

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Pathfinder Evaluation

A Realist Evaluation of the pathfinder focussing on what works, for whom and in what context. Evaluating the mechanisms of engagement and the change in commissioning.

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Case Studies

A collection of case studies to review from the pathfinder

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Pathfinder Iteration

A write up of the things we've changed through our findings during the first 3 months

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Pathfinder report

An evolving document tracking the progress of the Pathfinder

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Design session 1 – User insights workshop

A write up of our design workshop with young people in Islington. Understanding their journeys and needs

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Design Session 2 – Stakeholder engagement workshop

A write up of the second design session where we gathered a variety of local stakeholders to help understand what is on offer and what is missing

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Design Workshop 3 - Designing the model

A write up of the third workshop where we used all of our findings and worked with Islington CCG to design a model to trial

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