Find Get Give was born out of the Comic Relief, Nominet Trust and Right Here’s Innovation Labs (which was a national programme looking at bringing young people’s mental health into the digital world).
As one of seven projects to go forward and get green-lighted in 2012, it already competed with over 100 other ideas and was chosen by young people as one of their ideas they’d like to see developed. From conception to delivery of the old Find Get Give website young people from Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Sheffield, Cornwall and Newham have helped build, test and feedback on the design.
Find Get Give is an online directory of mental health support services that work with 13-25 year olds. One of the websites unique selling points is that young people can feedback on the services they’ve received, enabling their peers to read how young people rate a service that they may be thinking of approaching for help. This is something that we actively encourage services to promote, as it can inform service improvements and evidences what services are doing well.
Find Get Give is an excellent platform which was developed by our youth volunteers in 2013-14 and this year we have been lucky enough to receive some redevelopment funding from Brighton and Hove’s Clinical Commissioning Group. As part of the re-development we have worked with young people across Brighton and Hove to bring Find Get Give into the present whilst retaining the initial ideas. We have added a Parent/Carers section, refined the Help and Advice section and the website now hosts the NHS and YMCA #IAMWHOLE campaign so that young people can directly find help.