The service that provides a new way for teens to seek help for mental illness was given the award Guldskalpellen as Pioneer of the year by Dagens Medicin! The award was handed out at today’s digital healthcare conference and was motivated by the design—created by including the users in the process and communicating in their language.
We are proud and happy to have been collaborating with Experio Lab, Värmlands läns landsting and Första Linjen on hurmårdu.nu, making it less stigmatized and troublesome to get in contact with mental care. Instead of finding courage to a nervous phone call, the site helps youths tell their story or background at their own pace and on their own terms.
The service have now been tested in Karlstad and awaits next steps. Those who have already tried Hurmårdu.nu say it defuses mental illness and lowers the threshold of seeking help.
The motivation of the jury
”Having together with the users built a new line of communication for children and youths that are depressed, restless, finding it hard to concentrate or in conflict with their surrounding. With their own language and symbols, the site provides support for self help and contributes to catching problems before they grow big. Hurmårdu.nu gives the youth of Värmland an areana on their own terms.”