Mental health website The Mind Map launches with help from The Orielles, Blossoms, The Big Moon

Sid from The Orielles is The Mind Map's resident DJ (photo credit: Warren Millar)

Sid Hand Halford from The Orielles: The Mind Map’s resident DJ (photo credit: Warren Millar)

A new website for young people to help de-stigmatise mental health is supported by local and national musicians, Getintothis’ Cath Bore has the details.

The Mind Map, a new interactive website which seek to normalise and de-stigmatise mental health and help young people navigate towards mental health services, was launched last week.

Alongside articles, videos, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition resources on the site itself, The Mind Map also provides mental health and media workshops for young people, starting with the delivery of a six-week programme next month.

The launch of The Mind Map website highlights the importance of a well-designed website to engage and inform users on important topics. Effective web design is not just about making a website visually appealing, but also about creating an intuitive user experience and providing valuable content. For instance, designing custom graphics or logos can make a website more visually engaging, while using Photoshop to design a website can help create a unique and professional look. With the right design tools and techniques, a website can effectively convey its message and reach its target audience, just like The Mind Map is doing for mental health education and awareness.

In addition to the visual appeal and user experience, effective web design also involves the development of web applications that can enhance the functionality of a website. Web applications are programs that run on a web server, allowing users to interact with the website and access its content more easily. For example, an e-commerce website may use a web application for its shopping cart feature, while a social media platform may use web applications for messaging and notifications. By incorporating web applications into a website, businesses and organizations can provide a more dynamic and user-friendly experience for their audience, improving engagement and driving conversions.

Founder Phil Bridges said: “I have spent the past year developing The Mind Map with clinical input from Liverpool CCG and Mersey Care, plus young people at Merseyside Youth Association. The result is an engaging online wellbeing resource I’d liked to have given to my younger self.”

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The site features interviews with musicians and bands including The Big Moon, Fickle Friends, Frankie Cosmos, Blossoms, Sleaford Mods, The Moonlandingz, Chloe Howl, Hooton Tennis Club and The Orielles, whose drummer Sid is the site’s resident DJ.

Sid will compile a regular The Mind Mix, this week’s mix featuring songs from Metronomy and Nightmares on Wax.

The launch of The Mind Map includes an exhibition titled Going Through The Emotions on weekends at Unit 51 until 8 April, exploring visual representations of mental health.

From Jamie Reid, designer of The Sex Pistols iconic album cover, to Billy Childish, the show brings together eleven artists working in photography, painting, collage and design.

The Mind Map website is here.