Nominet has launched a programme aimed at increasing the reach and impact of mental health services for young people and providing grants of over £500,000 to mental health and youth charities in the UK.
The Nominet #RESET Mental Health Programme will provide grants to charities including Barnardo’s, The Mix, Chasing the Stigma and YoungMinds to help them deliver a range of activities, including improving signposting online, developing new digital products, digitally transforming their organisation to meet demand, and creating best-practice guidance for those developing digital mental health products for young people.
The launch follows Nominet research into charities, young people and digital mental health services, sector mapping activity, and an expert panel event to identify key challenges. Funding will be provided based on an in-depth consultation with each of its charity partners. Each one will invest in the development and delivery of their activities over an 18-month period from December 2019 with Nominet and its partners then share an impact and learning report each year to help others exploring the role of digital in this field.