MindWell, Volition and Thrive by Design logos, side-by-side

The MindWell team welcomes Jane Wood to the Mindwell team based at Volition as interim management for the next few months, whilst we finalise future succession plans for the role. Look out for the vacancy which will be advertised here shortly.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Nicola, who will be leaving her role after 6 dedicated years of thoughtfully and consistently curating content on the MindWell Leeds mental health information platform and leading on the communication and engagement of the city resource.

Jane has worked alongside Thrive By Design and Volition, previously during the development of MindWell’s new website which went live last year and brings along great experience and knowledge which will be an asset whilst we look to the longer-term future development of MindWell Leeds.

“The Mindwell partnership is at an exciting point – central to the development of mental health support as services are developing and changing to put local assets, people and the needs of our diverse communities at the heart of transformation. Under Nicola’s leadership Mindwell has grown from a new website to a valued, trusted and well used city asset and central to the city’s mental health offer. We are sad to see her go and wish her all the best in her exciting new venture” Pip Goff, Director, Volition Leeds.

“Nicola has been the heart and soul of the MindWell Leeds mental health platform and will be missed by us all, but I am delighted that she will be putting her eye for detail and expert digital health content development skills to good use on a global stage. We will also be looking forward as we plan for future developments of MindWell – watch this space!” Roz Davies, Managing Director, Thrive by Design.

MindWell is funded by NHS Leeds CCG to provide a vital ‘go to’ place for mental health information for people and professionals in Leeds. It has won a number of awards since going live including the Tech4Good Award at Leeds Digital Festival in 2019 and a Plain English Award in 2017. Since going live MindWell has had over 400,000 users and over 2 million page views.

If you wish to get in contact with the Mindwell team you can do so via the website here or alternatively you can contact Karen Fenton, Operations Manager at Volition [email protected] or on 0113 242 1321.