This year the foundation committed to undertaking a redevelopment of our popular youth health website, www.tuneinnotout.com, to ensure the wealth of information TINO contains was being delivered in the most effective way both on desktop and mobile devices. The new look website launched in May 2017 and our Project Officer Lynsey McLeod gives us an overview of the new layout.
The Simple Yet Powerful Mantra
We are so pleased with the new look website, our mantra during the redevelopment was simple yet powerful. With over 600 instances of information across 48 topics, we knew a simple, easy to navigate and explore format was the key to success.
This has been achieved by letting content be the key aspect of the website, and by creating a page layout that is repeated across each topic. With gestures familiar to young people such as right swiping to explore content and pop up modules which allow the user to remain on the key topic page whilst exploring the individuals items of content, has allowed us to achieve our goal.
Youth Health Focus
TINO covers 48 topics across mental health, relationships, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, identity, school life, bullying and cybersafety, health and wellbeing and finding help. On each topic page young people can explore a wide variety of content in a number of different mediums; videos, factsheets, stories and music.
Tune In Not Out has sourced videos specific to each topic, which are aimed at young Australians, bringing them helpful and appropriate video based information.
The factsheets on each topic page deliver information on different aspects of each topic. For example, on the depression page a young person would find a factsheet for what is depression? how to manage depression, finding help, helping a friend with depression, mental health checklist and more.
Young people can also read stories submitted by other young people about positively managing the issue the young person is seeking information on. Young people are also invited to submit their own story.
Each topic on TINO also has a music section that invites young people to consider the impact music has on their mental health and invites them to explore a range of youth created playlists. Young people can also submit their own music list which helps them at certain times for example when they need to boost their mood, have time out or relax.
Central to all this information is the syndication approach of TINO, with all content sourced from youth services Australia wide, TINO also aims to bring young people signposts to services which can assist them to manage the topic they are seeking information on.
The new look website also features a teachers resource area, with a range of worksheets to assist youth educators to use TINO and the content within to explore a range of health issues in class.
So if you haven’t visited www.tuneinnotout.com for a while, we’d love for you to go and check it out and consider letting colleagues who work with young people know about this simple, yet power health health and wellbeing website.
The Foundation would like to thank the team at Handbuilt Creative, Tasmania, who went above and beyond in undertaking this redevelopment.