Opportunity details

Useability testing of new digital tools to help children build mentally healthy lives.

Families are invited to test the mental health tools (on phones/tablets) for useability.

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Full description:

The University of Sussex is conducting useability testing of new digital tools (for use on phones/tablets) to help children, supported by their parents/carers, to build mentally healthy lives, reducing the risk of mental ill-health. These were developed by Family Mental Wealth, funded by NIHR. Families with children aged 9-18 are invited to try them out, then complete a questionnaire about their useability. For details and to express interest see www.FamilyMentalWealth.com/Research

Date from

18th November 2022

Date to

31st January 2023


Family Mental Wealth and the School of Psychology, University of Sussex

Family Mental Wealth is a government-funded social enterprise with a mission to help families build their mental health through evidence-based self-help tools. The School of Psychology, University of Sussex, is one of the largest centres for the study of psychology in the UK.



Mental health


UK wide

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What support is offered?

The Family Mental Wealth Member Care Manager (Kate Laver) will guide parents/carers through the sign-up, consent, and onboarding process. The digital tools contain videos presented by the Medical Director of Family Mental Wealth (Dr Elizabeth McNaught) explaining the tools and the evidence-based psychology that they draw upon.


To thank them for taking part, parents/carers of participating families receive a voucher (worth £144) providing free access to the whole Headway: Parent Toolkit (www.Headway.Family) for a year, plus a £20 Amazon eGift Voucher for the child/children (one per family).



Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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