Plug-in mental health tools for your website

Self-driven healthcare can be very effective for mental ill-health. Therefore, many organisations are seeking to add mental health tools to their existing websites for children and young people. However, creating effective evidence-based digital tools for self-driven mental healthcare requires substantial foundational research to understand the best evidence-based interventions; significant ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ to ensure that the digital tools are truly acceptable and ‘sticky’ for sustained use; extensive design and technical competencies to develop and maintain the digital tools; rigorous testing; and appropriate regulatory compliance.

Thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research, and Innovate UK we have created the Headway® Digital Mental Health Tools, which we are now delighted to make available to other organisations as plug-ins for websites. Our team can provide support throughout the entire process… from implementation of the plug-ins on your website, right through to their promotion to the people you serve.

These plug-in Headway® Digital Mental Health Tools draw upon solid foundational research conducted for us by the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, have been conceptualised through substantial ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ with a range of children and their families, are designed/developed/maintained for us by the highly competent technical team at 3 Sided Cube, have been subject to rigorous testing, and have regulatory compliance built in from the ground-up (which is now being formalised with the requisite DPIA, DTAC, and DSPT).

Watch Dr Elizabeth McNaught provide a brief demonstration of the Headway® Digital Mental Health Tools and the evidence-based psychology which they draw upon…

For many years psychologists have developed and tested interventions to help young people build mentally healthy lives. These interventions are typically delivered by clinicians, which can make them hard to access for many young people and their families. But some of these interventions can be made accessible to all through digital self-help tools. My team at the University of Sussex have been pleased to investigate some of the best evidence-based interventions that could potentially be turned into such digital tools. We are delighted to see what Family Mental Wealth have done with them.

Dr Faith Orchard, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

    To see the showcase…

    To explore possibilities for licensing these plug-in Headway® Digital Mental Health Tools onto your website please email us at

    We can then provide you with access to the showcase for you to try them out for yourselves.