Project 99 Report

Project 99 was funded as an agreed action in the strategic programme for Child and Youth Mental Health Improvement for Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It has adopted a coproduction approach, working with young people aged 15-21 to explore the potential of the internet and social media in promoting mental health.

It aligns with Commitment 6 of the Scottish Mental Health Strategy 2012, which stresses the intention to use new technologies in the improvement of mental health nationwide. The project, commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, was taken forward by a consortium comprising of national youth information agency Young Scot, service design agency Snook and the Mental Health Foundation. It has been guided by a multi-agency steering group that in turn helped forge connections with a range of local youth groups and projects.

Project 99 produced:

  • A summary of published research and practice in this field, used to inform the process
  • An interactive map illustrating the range of mental health-related technology products and services emerging in the UK and internationally
  • A report of insights and case studies on young people, mental health
    and online behaviour patterns. The report includes ideas developed by young people which could be taken forward for future development, plus insights to guide general , development of digital tools to support mental health.
  • A youth guide providing information on staying safe and well online in the format of interactive animated images (gifs) which can be shared by communities of young people online

The outputs are presented below.