S12 Solutions: Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May), find out how social worker Amy Manning, who specialises in mental health, developed the S12 Solutions app with the help from one of our support organisations, the AHSN Network.

The innovation uses digital forms to streamline the referral process of people in mental health crisis for Section 12 assessment under the Mental Health Act (1983). The app is currently used by 75% of NHS Mental Health trusts to improve accuracy and speed up referrals, allowing health professionals more time to support people.


"Clinicians often get in touch with me to ask about my innovation experience and to share their ideas. My advice is to start by undertaking robust research, to explore what others have already tried to solve the problem and ensure that the problem you are solving is genuine"

Find out more about the innovation and Amy’s advice for innovators in our case study.

If you have an idea or innovation, you can find out more about what support is available from a range of leading healthcare organisations through the NHS Innovation Service.

Published at May 17, 2023