Brain in hand - personal technology for independant living

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With 75 per cent of adult mental health problems starting by the age of 18, and only 25 per cent of young people with a mental health problem getting access to the right support, In Bolton, one of Greater Manchester’s biggest boroughs, the Local Authority, NHS, Social Care and Voluntary teams came together to develop Bolton’s Locality Plan. The team agreed that Brain in Hand could offer better and more cost-effective support to children, young people and adults. It would give people access to personalised support, in the moment, promoting self-care.

One year on, the head, support team and pupils at ESSA Academy, one of the school involved in the programme, share their experiences in our video.