Idea Description
Supplementary Information
Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Edu Pod is an affordable and accessible digital solution which enables schools to create a whole school approach to mental health.
Overview of Innovation:
Due to an increase in demand for our service we can no longer meet demand
with our current face to face delivery model. This means that schools cannot access our content that will aid them to create a whole school approach to mental health.

This is disruptive within the field of mental health in education as the
current available online platforms do not offer a full service from audit to
intervention and user experience has been described as boring and dull. Our
approach is innovative and disruptive hence why we are now in a position we
can no longer meet service demand. This is because we are talented at
partnership working and bring in innovation to enhance user experience.

The vision
Our vision is to create an online tool to support schools to deliver an innovative 'whole school approach' to mental health' to enable students and staff access support.

This project is innovative because:
Scale: We are responding to every local authority's and multi academy trusts pain point. They cannot find a quality mental health service that can industrialise their work to support the schools in their geographical patch. The technology and the content we are creating does not exist on the scale we are envisaging. This technology will also open national and global implementation opportunities.

Clinical Expertise: As a team of clinical psychologists, we are using our clinical experience to create a digital platform that will transform mental health in education. This is a true partnership between schools and health practitioners to devise a product that meets the needs of educational providers, students and parents. This is a rare combination in world of heath and ed tech.

Transferability:The digital platform can be used in different industries and content can be adapted to meet the end users’ needs. This enables scaling and pivoting to occur.

Technology disruption: We are using technology to innovate our currently
model of offering and also disrupt how online training is delivered. We will include gamification, machine learning and create a social network to increase engagement experience.
Stage of Development:
Ideas stage - Early concept and ideas stage
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Submission requires further review for the following reasons:
1. Clarity on what the innovator is seeking - funding, potential methods and applications for development, development partners, piloting/recruitment of staff and students. - What is the 'ask'?
2. Clarity scope - Who the platform would be for and accessible by - staff, students, parents?  They state this would "meet the needs of educational providers, students and parents" - this is quite a broad statement. 
3. Would this be app/online web-based resource?  What would the platform be offering - evidence based prevention/early intervention/clinical input/access to help and support and from whom?
4. Clarity on who the innovator is - this is not mentioned at all until they are discussing 'Current and future activity', many references to "we". 
5. Clarity on collaboration/combinatorial working - who are the stakeholders sitting on their current 'Advisory Board' - does this include input from parents, students, educators, commissioners, local authority, school nurses, etc.   Do they intend on incorporating 'end-user' input into the design and access of the platform?
6. They do not discuss how this will align with current strategy set out in the FYFV for MH or Long Term Plan in regards to the prevention, early intervention and mental health services for children and young people, commissioning (local authority and mental health)  and service provider needs?
7. Have they taken into consideration information governance (data security, safeguarding, etc.) as well as current provisions which are used between social services, CAMHS and education e.g. Education Healthcare Plans (EHC) - this will need to be referred to in their submission. 
8. The submission also requires reviewing to correct typos, grammatical and referencing errors/omissions (e.g. Green Paper – there are many of these issued by the government and not all to do with mental health).

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