Bradford District and Craven’s myHappymind initiative has garnered significant recognition, having been shortlisted in two distinguished categories at the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards. These awards, renowned for spotlighting pioneering digital endeavours across the UK that reshape care delivery, enhance operational efficiency, and uplift patient outcomes, serve as a testament to the project’s efficacy.

The project’s inclusion in the ‘Reducing Health Inequalities’ and ‘Moving Towards Net Zero through Digital’ award categories underscores its multifaceted impact on health and sustainability initiatives.

Following a rigorous adjudication process, the myHappymind project emerged as a standout “success story,” earning a coveted position on the esteemed panel’s shortlist.

In collaboration with Bradford Council and Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, myHappymind is spearheading efforts to furnish primary schools in socio-economically challenged areas with a scientifically grounded, NHS-endorsed programme. Through engaging and interactive lessons and resources, myHappymind empowers schools to cultivate a holistic culture of mental well-being.

The initiative encompasses tailored programmes for children, staff, and parents, delivered through a user-friendly app interface. By imparting essential skills for fostering well-being and resilience, particularly in economically disadvantaged locales, myHappymind aims to avert long-term harm and fortify community resilience.

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 well-being 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 practices, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service.”

The winners of the HSJ Digital Awards will be unveiled during a gala event at Manchester Central on Thursday, 6th June 2024.

For further information on myHappymind, visit www.myhappymind.org/

To peruse the complete roster of nominees for the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards, visit www.digitalawards.hsj.co.uk