Designed by young people, for young people in Greenwich and Bexley, is Headscape, a self-help website to support mental health and wellbeing, safely and securely.
From anxiety to eating disorders, phobias to bullying, depression, gender or anger issues, HeadScape covers over 30 different conditions with tailored information.
Uniquely, HeadScape, launched by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, offers young people the opportunity to independently undertake a mental health screening questionnaire, which when completed, provides individually tailored advice and information. Depending on the results, the site can offer young people living in Bexley and Greenwich the option to self- refer directly into their local Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services.
Lesley French, Clinical Director of Children’s Services at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust says: “Everything from the name ‘HeadScape’, to the design, language, colour scheme and navigation has been developed by groups of young people under 18 years of age, who told us that being able to access mental health support and services online would help them to explore and understand some of the feelings and experiences they were having.”
Designed to work on tablets, smart phones and PCs, the site is simple to use and highly visual with well-designed, colour-coded emoticons to represent feelings and situations.
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