Embedding Design in a Mental Health Network

Paola Pierri, Laura Warwick, Jake Garber

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Service Design in Mind (SDiM) is a programme run by Mind, the national mental health charity. The programme aims to embed service design techniques and methods into a network of local voluntary organisations that deliver mental health services. This case study describes how the programme, based on the idea that everybody designs and everyone can be a designer, aimed to create a diffused design culture (Manzini, 2015) across the charity and its network. By capitalising on existing internal design expertise and sensibility, Mind developed a bespoke design approach and a set of resources, as well as skills and capabilities to improve and transform mental health services.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
EventService Design Geographies Conference 2016 - Aalborg University Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 May 201626 May 2016


ConferenceService Design Geographies Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleServDes.2016
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