Decision details

Snapp it project

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of grant funding


            That Cabinet Member for Health and Communities agrees to award £0.075m of the Contain Outbreak Management Fund to ‘Snapp It’ to deliver a one-year mental health engagement project, starting in September 2022, to young people across 50 Derbyshire schools/colleges, using bespoke devices that provide mental health information and signposting support. 


Reasons for the decision:

This project will significantly increase the awareness of, and access to, mental health and emotional wellbeing information and relevant support services for young people in Derbyshire.

Alternative options considered:

Go out to the wider market for a commissioned service. This project model and software has been developed and piloted specifically by the existing provider and with young people in Derbyshire. There is no alternative provider that would have this software, therefore would be unable to deliver.


Do nothing: If the funding was not approved then we would miss the opportunity to offer additional and unique mental health support in the school environment for this age cohort utilising short term funding available to the county council. 



Publication date: 11/08/2022

Date of decision: 11/08/2022

Effective from: 19/08/2022

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