Hello – welcome to Aye Mind,
We’re here to inspire anyone who works with children and young people to confidently use digital technologies to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Who are we?
As part of wider work to promote positive mental health in children and young people, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have developed Aye Mind alongside local partners. This includes YouthLink Scotland, Glasgow Life, East Renfrewshire HSCP, Glasgow School of Art, and Specialist Children’s Services at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Aye Mind evolved as a result of the findings and outputs of Project 99 - the exploratory phase of digital youth mental health work.
What do we do and how do we do it?
We are drawing on an ever-growing body of evidence from around the world showing the exciting promise that digital technologies have for mental health and wellbeing. We explore the many positive applications of digital technology, but also consider how we can mitigate its potential negative impact on children and young people.
Our aim is to help staff and volunteers confidently use digital technologies to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing and to deliver even better services.
We do this by providing guides - practical real-world examples which explain the exact steps you need to follow to implement digital solutions. We also share a range of useful digital tools and best practice.
How can you get involved?
We offer a space where everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your digital journey.
There are lots of ways you can get involved with the project. You might want to browse our guides and take learnings from others. Maybe you have an example of a time you used a digital tool to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing that you want to share.
Or, perhaps you want to discover new digital tools you can signpost a young person to.
We have an ever-growing community at Aye Mind, and invite everyone to join it. If you want to chat, send us a message on our contact form.