The MIND Foundation wants to promote mental health and support everyone affected by it. As an independent social organisation, they are fighting for a society that invests in mental health and does everything to prevent unnecessary psychological suffering. MIND gives a voice to all people with (early) mental health problems and their loved ones, offering information, advice and support - online, by phone and everywhere in the country. So that no one is alone.
Harborn has been a social partner of the MIND Foundation since 2016. We strongly believe in the network organisation formed by MIND and the importance of good information online. That’s why Harborn has helped MIND to develop a powerful digital platform that is managed and made findable by a host of digital editors.
Almost 40 per cent of Dutch people suffer from psychological problems in their lifetime. Unfortunately, the information provided on this subject was very fragmented and hard to find. The MIND Foundation was established with financial support from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Since the start of organising MIND, the mission has been to prevent mental health problems as well as support people having to deal with them.
Harborn's team developed a powerful concept, working with colleagues from MIND. Naturally, we did this in close consultation with the end users. Methodically, we used multiple user tests, research, panel discussions and design sprints. Based on a one-platform concept, we chose to develop several sub-portals. All the portals have their own editors, and the content and design are aimed at maximum findability with Google. As a result, in a few short years, the portal has become the market leader for mental health information in the Netherlands.