Tackling youth mental health crises: Helping young people help themselves

    Event details


    May 26


    12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

    Digital peer support has been evaluated by the Anna Freud Centre and found to improve mental health in young people.

    Innovative mental health solutions are desperately needed as 1 in 6 young people now has a mental health disorder and 76% of young people with mental health issues never get any support at all.

    Join this free interactive national webinar to find out how digital peer support is transforming outcomes for young people with mental health issues.

    MeeToo, one of the winners of the 2022 SBRI Healthcare – Competition ‘Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People’ have developed a scalable mental health intervention which delivers fully moderated, anonymous, peer support to young people aged 11-25 via the MeeToo app, and provides the NHS and schools with transparent metrics on engagement, impact and outcomes.

    The MeeToo Mental Help Service integrates with existing care pathways, to extend support and reduce the burden on overstretched services.

    At this webinar you will:

    • Learn about the MeeToo Mental Help Service and the benefits of digital peer support for young people
    • Understand how digital provision helps break down the barriers to support for marginalised, or minority groups
    • Meet experts from the Anna Freud Centre who will discuss the results of their recent independent evaluation of the MeeToo app.
    • Hear about successful case studies demonstrating improved mental health and wellbeing in young people using the MeeToo Mental Help Service.
    • Network with colleagues nationally and enhance your subject matter expertise

    Chair: Dr Nicola Reynolds – Deputy Clinical Director for Mental Health, Health Innovation Network and Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

    Guest Speakers:

    • Suzi Godson – Co-CEO, MeeToo Education Ltd and Journalist at The Times
    • Dr Kerstyn Comley – Co-CEO, Mee Too Education Ltd
    • Professor Julian Edbrooke Childs - Head of Digital Development and Evaluation, Anna Freud Centre, Professor of Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University College London and Co-research Lead, Child Outcomes Research Consortium

    Acknowledgements: This webinar is hosted by the Health Innovation Network as part of the SBRI funding awarded to the MeeToo Mental Help Service.

    Who should attend?

    The event is open for registration to stakeholders with an interest and subject matter expertise in children and young people mental health, for example people with lived experience with mental health services, NHS Trusts, Private and Independent Mental Health Providers, Universities / Academic organisations, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, relevant industry, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other relevant stakeholders.

    How will I join the online webinar?

    The online webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the webinar takes place and again on the morning of the webinar.

    This webinar will be recorded.

    About the HIN:

    The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more here.

    Do you have a question?

    Please email George.Croft@nhs.net.