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Bradford District and Craven’s myHappymind project has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards. The awards recognise innovative digital projects across the UK which are transforming care delivery, enhancing efficiency, and improving patient outcomes.

The project has been shortlisted for the ‘Reducing Health Inequalities’ and ‘Moving Towards Net Zero through Digital’ award categories.

Following the judging process, Bradford District and Craven’s myHappymind project was shortlisted, with the project standing out as a ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist.

Braford Council and Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership are working with myHappymind to provide primary schools situated in in socio-economic challenged areas of the district with a science-based and NHS-backed programme. myHappymind supports schools to develop a whole school culture of mental wellbeing through fun and interactive lessons and resources.

myHappymind has a program for children, staff and parents (delivered via an app). This project is equipping children in some of the most deprived areas of the district with the skills required to build well-being and resilience and prevent long-term harm.

Dr Sohail Abbas, director – population health and inequalities, Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership said: “We are delighted to make the shortlist in two categories at the HSJ Digital Awards 2024. myHappymind is a highly inclusive programme delivered to all children in a school before the point of need to build resilience and self-esteem. We are proud to be working with myHappymind to reduce health inequalities which is why we are targeting the schools in the most deprived areas of the district as a priority. The project provides a digital solution with a low carbon emission.”

Sarah Muckle, director of Public Health at Bradford Council said; “It’s fantastic that myHappymind has been shortlisted for these awards. The mental health and wellbeing of children in our district is a priority for Bradford Council and the Health and Care Partnership, and projects like myHappymind are vital in ensuring that the needs of children in the most deprived areas are being met. We wish all involved the best of luck at the awards ceremony in June when the winners are announced.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds; “It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge Bradford District and Craven’s myHappymind for being shortlisted in two categories.

“We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service.”

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central on Thursday 6 June 2024.

You can learn more about the intervention at www.myhappymind.org/

The full list of nominees for the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards can be found at Home | HSJ Digital Awards

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