May 12th, 2015

Workshop materials

Over the next few months, the project team will be working with groups throughout Glasgow to develop the Digital Springboard.

We are piloting some of the tools and activities we will be using during the workshops. They are free to download and can be used for a number of projects. Click on the images to download the files (pdf). We’d love to hear from you, let us know what you think.

User Persona

Working in pairs for this activity, think of a young person you have met through work, family or friends. They might be 13 to 21 years old, younger or older depending on who is around you. You might have a single person in mind or collate the traits and stories of several. You could imagine them completely or simply some aspects of their story.

Using them as inspiration (without infringing on privacy and confidentiality), start describing the person, give them a name, draw what they might look like, think who their family might be, where they live, study or work. What’s on their mind? What are they struggling with? What’s keeping them up at night?

Glasgow’s population is a wide spectrum with various health, wealth, locations, cultures, languages and traditions. Try not to fall into stereotypes but focus on the diversity of the city. 1 in 10 young people experience mental health difficulties; they’re not all in the same postcode. Feel free to fill the page; the more we know about the person, the better.


User Card

Thinking of the personae, let’s start brainstorming what they might need or want.

The User Cards are an easy-to-use tool to think about features and functionalities – whether you’re thinking of a service or a website.

As a friend, I want to learn about anorexia so that I can help Charlie.
As a teacher, I want to print out resources so that I can plan lessons for mental health week.
As a teenager, I want find reliable information so that I can manage my ups and downs.
As a parent, I want to find new ideas so that I can help my son with the stress of exams.

Digital Springboard

If Kieran, Chloe, Azam and Anabelle were sitting in front of you, what resources would you use to support them?
Don’t limit yourself to mental health resources that you might have used professionally but expand to anything that might help this person feel better at the end of the day. It can be images, songs, quotes, books, leaflets, something a friend said, videos…

What type of resources are helpful to you? Where do you look for help? What image would you use to illustrate this page and “make it beautiful”? Who is the expert, video, song, book, leaflet, podcast that caught your attention on a particular subject?

What would good look like?