My Best Life


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You don’t need a formal partnership to collaborate

Charlotte Lamb

Collaboration was always going to be key for the second phase of My Best Life. My experience of collaboration has often been through a formal partnership between certain organisations. When we set out, I had this in mind – and it is still a possibility. But when we started to go down that route, we realised it was too early to form a partnership. We didn’t have a clear enough objective. At the same time, we wanted to define our objective collectively. It seemed like a catch 22! But then we thought – you don’t need a formal partnership to… Read more “You don’t need a formal partnership to collaborate”

Go/No-Go criteria for launch

Kathryn Dingle

Today we were discussing GO/No-go criteria for this subdomain. A few things that came up were: Analytics – do we really need Google Analytics? We decided not to. We care about GDPR and want to only collect essential information about our users. We don’t want your data to be tracked or your personal information to be stored, so we have decide to opt for more ethical analytics, Fathom Analytics (other options are available, such as Simple Analytics by WordPress, but Fathom was the most suitable for our needs.) What do we actually care about when collecting data from users? We… Read more “Go/No-Go criteria for launch”
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When can services be digital? When do they have to be ‘in real life’?

Charlotte Lamb

People in the digital and youth space are wondering in what context, for what services, and with what characteristics could services for young people be digital? On the flip side, where will only a face to face intervention do? As a sector, do we have a good idea of this? What is your experience? Please share!… Read more “When can services be digital? When do they have to be ‘in real life’?”

Working in the open with an established brand

Kathryn Dingle

Starting to work in the open isn’t easy. There are a few things we have had to grapple with in the early stages. Below are a few of my reflections on the tensions that I’ve come across when moving into working in the open: Balancing brand guidelines and work that is in progress. We are a consultancy that prides itself on delivery good quality, well thought through work. We aren’t used to thinking in the open, at least not publicly! Our content is organic, current and definitely not perfect! I hasn’t gone through the comms team and is usually a… Read more “Working in the open with an established brand”

Meet the MBL team!

Kathryn Dingle

Creating a digital solution to help young people, cannot be done in isolation. At NPC, we’ll be working with young people, youth practitioners, and charities—starting with The Mix, Leap Confronting Conflict, and UK Youth—to co-design a digital solution to helping young people access support. NPC’s My Best Life team is Charlotte Lamb, Kathryn Dingle, Alex Green and Tris Lumley.… Read more “Meet the MBL team!”

We want to hear from you!

Charlotte Lamb

My Best Life is an open project, and this will be reflected in the way we work. We’ll be providing regular updates, with opportunities for you to get involved in shaping the direction of progress. We’re jumping into this team mentality right from the start. If you want to be involved as a project partner, if you want to share your insights, help set our objectives, or just have thoughts on our approach, we want to hear from you!… Read more “We want to hear from you!”

What is My Best Life?

Kathryn Dingle

My Best Life phase 1 was a research project to understand what young people struggle with. In the current phase, we will be working in collaboration with other charities, starting with The Mix, Leap Confronting Conflict, and UK Youth. We want to: Create better outcomes for young people through digital solutions. By working in partnership with organisations in the youth and digital sectors, young people, and youth practitioners, we hope to co-design such a solution. Encourage a shift in how the sector approaches challenges like this. We want the sector to make better use of digital solutions, and for funders… Read more “What is My Best Life?”