redjotter goes to london with MyPolice

As promised I would like to introduce you all to MyPolice.  The video below tells the story of the web-based service that fosters constructive, collaborative communication between communities and the police forces which serve them.

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more about "MyPolice on Vimeo", posted with vodpod

You can follow MyPolice ventures on our blog. Sarah and I are traveling to Coventry to present at The Policing 2.o Conference:

"The NPIA Citizen Focus and Neighbourhood Policing Programme is organising the first national conference for the police service in England and Wales looking at the impact of social media.

'Policing 2.0 - the Citizen and Social Media' will include presentations from forces who have been early adopters in using social media and speakers from outside the world of policing who will discuss the wider impact.

The emergence of cheap and accessible information technology and the increasing importance of the Citizen Focus approach means that police forces are beginning to use social media sites such as facebook and twitter as part of their communications and engagement strategies. At the same time citizens are looking to social media as a platform to comment on, or engage with policing."


I also have the Festival of Interdependence, Service Design Drinks, Future Gov and Mindapples to look forward to...and of course spending time with my most lovely London friends...you know who you are :)

I have been overwhelmed by the recent support I have received online and offline - huge big thank you to everyone for your advice, comments and RT's :)

Mindapples takes centre stage

Andy Gibson (our head gardener) works for School of Everything: http://schoolofeverything.com/ and in his spare time works on Mind Apples: http://mindapples.org/ [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz-OwT9Uu2w]

Mindapples is a social movement to promote individual social management of well being. Last week I posted my first post as part of the Mindapples team :)


Think Again

MindplanJim Rokos project 'Mind - plan' won the RSA Design Directions 2008 award for the category 'Think Again'. Mind-plan is a tool to help with the recovery from severe mental illness. John Kentish, Head of Health Psychology at St. Mary's Hospital's Clarence Wing commented:

“To the best of my knowledge there is no other similar tool as yet. Until now people have used pen and paper to plan their activities. The Mind Plan is more fun to use so is more likely to be used. It is very graphic and activities stand out in a way that is not possible with pen and paper. Activities can easily be moved around which is not so easy with a paper version. I think the strongest point is that it looks fun to use as well as clearly indicating the planned activities.”

Via. mindapples.org.