Increasing digital inclusion among people with mental health problems
Digital Inclusion is about ensuring that as many people as possible have access to and skills to use things like smartphones, tablets and computers, social media and the internet so they can participate and benefit in the new technology.
People with poor mental health tend to have less access to new technologies than other people.
Outside the Box worked with volunteers affected by mental health problems to find out what they saw as the benefits of having access to the internet and using it more. They told us about the wide range of things they use the internet for. We were also able to uncover some downsides to think about it and ways to keep people safe online.
We have used this information to produce a set of hints and tips which you can download below: