Report

Mental Health Innovation

30th September 2020

Mental Health Innovation

The project aimed to understand the landscape of mental health services in Scotland towards identifying preferable forms of support and opportunities for digital interventions and new ways of providing support, from the perspectives of people, families, carers and service providers. Design researchers at The Glasgow School of Art worked together with people with lived experience of mental health services to understand the journey of finding support, experiencing support and thriving. Shorter public engagement events were also held in order to reach members of the public who do not currently access mental health services but may do so in the future, as well as gather insights from a wide range of people into any experience of mental health support, forms of self-care and preferable support options. A new concept for a digital resource to support access to mental health support emerged. The project engaged with people across Scotland in order to engage a wider public in the conversation around Mental Health support.