NPC Labs is a sketchbook, drawing board and very ambitious to-do list all rolled in to one. A place where we can think out loud, debate new ideas and move from thinking on our own to thinking as part of a wider community.
What do charities and technology have in common? In many cases they're each about search & discovery, signposting & helping. But they do it with different goals. Tris Lumley, NPC Director of Innovation and Development shares his thinking on their respective roles and how they could help each other.
Children today have grown up with technology all around them. But treating children like adults is a dangerous road to take. We believe charities and funders are well placed to be a leading voice in online safety.
New NPC research highlights the massive potential of apps, developed by charities, to help young people with their mental health. But a crowded market, risk and cost are just some of the issues charities face doing this. So how should funders support them?
This paper reviews the landscape of mental health provision for young people. It explores how services are suited to certain conditions, the features which makes services appealing to young people, and suggests strategies by which funders can support charities to do more in this area in future.
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