Uscreates has been working with Healthy London Partnership to develop ways of tackling this. While the challenge is acute and complex, digital services offer a potential channel to help people who may not engage with traditional services, to receive support around mental health online:
King’s Health Partners needed help to identify which interventions were most needed by their staff, and how best to design a comprehensive programme that would have a significant impact on wellbeing at work.
The Mental Health Joint Commissioning Team at Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and London Borough of Tower Hamlets undertook an extensive engagement process to inform Tower Hamlets’ Mental Health Strategy. During this process, local people said they wanted to know more about local opportunities for mental health support; and to feel better connected with what is happening in the community. There was an existing online directory of mental health services in the borough, but this wasn’t perceived to be working well by the target group.
Further Education providers face diverse challenges, including the need to be accountable to local communities; to evidence learning outcomes for the Ofsted assessment process, and to operate within ever-reduced budgets. Added to this, institutions need to meet the diverse needs of many stakeholder groups, from learners and parents to funders, colleagues and professional bodies. Intelligent service design, based on what students really want, is, therefore, paramount.
Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) has continually expanded their outpatient facilities and services to meet the growing needs of their patients, consultants and ever evolving cancer treatment options. With this in mind, they wanted to ensure that they continue to efficiently deliver high-quality treatment and services to more patients.
Nesta and the Open Data Institute were running their Open Data Challenges programme. The programme consists of seven social challenge prizes, which are awarded to innovative, financially sustainable and socially-focused service ideas that use open data as part of their core value proposition. Challenge themes included criminal justice; education; energy and environment; housing; food; heritage and culture; jobs.
London has the highest rate of childhood obesity compared with the rest of the UK and to any peer global city. Presently, almost one in four children in reception and more than one in three children in year six are either obese or overweight, and children in more economically deprived areas are twice as likely to be obese than those in more affluent areas.