North Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group commissioned eskimosoup to develop a website along with iOS and Android app.
The requirement was to create a brand and central point for all children, young people, families and professionals to access advice and service details in one place for a range of emotional health and wellbeing services.
The approach taken supported the priorities of the Local CAMHS Transformation Plan, Children and Young People’s Plan and several sources of evidence of local need. This was supported by consultation events with professionals and young people, including user testing and voting systems on aspects of content and branding.
The work produced culminated in the development of the website at www.life-central.org as well as app on iOS administered through a shared content management system and through which push notifications could keep young people informed of hot topics and developments where they live.
Life Central was launched within a high school with contributions from young people and health professionals from which positive feedback has continued to be given.
This is now a well-established tool in the ongoing work to support young people throughout North Lincolnshire.