"I was privileged to work with the Get Started team to bring my vision together. All the learning from the programme really helped bring TAMHI to the next level. We were challenged to think about our true impact, and thanks to working with Get Started we discovered it and now benefit from improved reputation and funding opportunities."— Joe Donnely, Founder TAMHI Together
Mental Health issues cost the UK £70 billion per year with 1 in 5 people suffering from poor mental health.
The TAMHI charity works with a vast number of community sports clubs to deliver sporting activities that promote positive mental health amongst young people in Northern Ireland.
These clubs provide more than just a few hours of training; they are changing and shaping lives every day – this is difficult to quantify, but is a crucial metric needed by clubs when applying for funding as funders require both qualitative and quantitative evidence to justify investment.
How We Helped
Together tracks kids' engagement in community activities and measures the impact of these on their emotional well-being over time. This data can be used to uncover mental health issues in the early stages, so the required intervention and support can be provided.
The app also quantifies and reports the impact that clubs are having on mental well-being, allowing them to provide the evidence needed for funding applications.
We built, tested and launched the Together app for TAMHI along with providing on-going strategic tech and marketing support as a non-executive director on the board.
Together provides club and community-level reporting on kids' engagements with activities within their community.
Emotional well-being used is measured using the children and youth resilience measure algorithm. Together provides multi-level scores in its reports:
- Individual resilience score
- Sports club score
- Community-wide score
The wireframe designs for our initial prototype, which was focused on the kids checking themselves into activities.
During the validation process, we discovered that many of the kids didn't have access to smartphones, so the solution was redesigned to focus on club coaches checking kids in.