Service Design, 2021

Collaborate with Wenyuan Xu, Beier Wu, Jelly Sui, Xiying Bao

Our partner is NHSX, is a joint unit of NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, supporting local NHS and care organizations. Our team is invited to develop design interventions to support young people to build their resilience and acquire skills needed when life throws up challenges.


Context: reflecting on the mental health support system for Chinese adolescents

Growing up is meant to be one of the very best times in anyone’s life but it can also be tough. 

Experiencing mental health concerns is not unusual. At least one in four of the population experience problems at some point in their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has massively impacted young people and their mental wellbeing and mental health needs. The pandemic has put a huge strain on many young people who were already struggling with their mental health, because of traumatic experiences, social isolation, a loss of routine and a breakdown in formal and informal support.

How many young people in China are unconsciously suffering from this psychological damage?