Leeds-based website aiming to improve young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing wins a national award

The MindMate website which has been co-produced by the local NHS and young people, won the best ‘Website design’ category for its Real Stories at the Design Week Awards, which took place on Tuesday 26 June.

Dr Jane Mischenko, Commissioning Lead for Children & Maternity Services at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is great news and recognition for MindMate, a lot of hard work has gone into the MindMate website to make sure it meets the needs of young people, professionals and parents or carers. None of this would have been possible without our MindMate Ambassadors and MindMate Youth, who have helped drive the content, design, language and development of the website.

“Thompson Brand Partners who have developed the website work with the MindMate Ambassadors and young people to develop the website. Creating Real Stories on the MindMate website is one of the ways to reach out to young people and reassures them they are not alone in experiencing mental health difficulties and encourages them to seek help and to get involved.

“I want to thank the MindMate Ambassadors, MindMate Youth and Thompson Brand Partners who have made the MindMate Real Stories a success in winning the Design Week Awards.”

To view MindMate Real Stories, please follow the link to the MindMate Website: https://www.mindmate.org.uk/real-stories/


Notes to editors

MindMate website

MindMate is a dedicated mental health and emotional wellbeing website in Leeds for young people (age 12 – 25), parents and professionals who work with young people.

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