This month, the award winning MeeTwo mental health app will be trialled at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, funded by CW+, to provide safe, fully moderated peer support to young patients undergoing physical or mental health treatment. The four-month trial will evaluate the innovative, low cost digital peer support in providing useful emotional support to young people in a hospital setting. If the trial is successful, it will be shared with other hospitals.
As one of the top ranked and top performing Trusts in the UK, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest providers of children’s services, supporting over 80,000 young people each year. Our mental health services are closely connected with local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other specialist children’s units in the area.
MeeTwo is an award winning, free, fully moderated app for teenagers, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in app links to UK charities and helplines. MeeTwo is a neutral space which allows young people to experiment with what it feels like to open up without drawing attention to themselves while positive feedback and social support builds confidence, increases wellbeing and promotes emotional resilience. The app currently supports over 12,000 young people from across the UK.
Pippa Nightingale, Chief Nursing Officer at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and CAMHS lead at the Trust said,“ As an organisation, we are dedicated to improving patient care and experience. Together with our charity CW+, we are excited to work with MeeTwo via the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme team, to test and scale this innovative, patient-centred technology to help our young patients,”
Our CW Innovation programme, led jointly by CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, officially launches in September to build on the Trust’s reputation and established track record as a leader in healthcare innovation. The programme will identify and deliver new high–impact innovation initiatives and improvements that support the goal of delivering operational excellence, and exceptional patient care and experience in a world-class clinical environment.