Head to Health team announced as finalist in DTA's Australian Government Digital Awards
We are excited to announce that the Department of Health Head to Health team has been selected as a finalist in the Digital Transformation Agency's Australian Government Digital Awards for Outstanding Methodology or Approach!
The Australian Government Digital Awards, to be held on Thursday 3 October 2019 at the National Convention Centre Canberra. The Awards recognises excellence in government digital products, services, partnerships and individuals across seven categories. Congratulation to the Head to Health team and all the finalists.
Speedwell and our digital design partner Liquid Interactive were at the heart of the co-design process. The team listened, synthesised and incorporated advice and ideas from a diverse group of stakeholders and community members. The complex collaboration brought together over 40 community members with lived experience of mental illness, 30 service providers at both executive and operational levels, mental health professionals, government staff, and five vendors covering project management, design and development, co-design facilitation and user research.
This level of engagement was vital for two reasons. First, Head to Health needed to represent the voice and interests of this entire stakeholder group, who had interests that were sometimes common and other times competing.
Second, after decades of passionate advocacy from lived experience consumers, the Australian government wanted to engage in community-led design to genuinely represent the needs and values of the community.
VIEW THE FINALISTS
Head to Health
A bold vision to transform the Mental Health Gateway to become an engine of social change was achieved with a cutting edge, mobile responsive website.