Hope for Depression is a not for profit charitable organisation – their foundation mission statement is to fund cutting edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and it’s related mood and other emotional disorders.

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  • Hope for Depression Special Events page
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Hope for Depression required a website designed to represent the serious nature of the subject, but also to represent the organisation as forward thinking.

As a “not for profit” organisation they rely on donations which they were receiving.  They have many events that they organise and attend, which they had to ensure people were made aware of from within their website.  Information on the site had to be kept up to date, from anywhere in the World.

Access to the back end of the website was required from different locations in a secure manner.

The Foundation was also growing, across the United States they had a presence through different forms – medical institutions, health centres and Universities.  To list of all of these on a webpage would be difficult to navigate and not aesthetically pleasing.

The last part of the brief was for the website to be able to be viewed and read by people using a desktop device or also tablet or mobile, they were receiving more and more visits whilst at events and the user experience to the site was not at the level they would have expected themselves.

 

  • Hope for Depression iPhone page
  • Hope for Depression Eight Event Page iPhone
  • Hope for Depression Statistics about Depression iPhone

The project had many obstacles to overcome, there was a great deal of information which had to be categorised for ease of navigation. The design of the site was in keeping with existing brand, but given a facelift to create a comforting first impression.

Wirebox implemented a secure responsive WordPress site which allowed multiple users access to update and manage the site.

The design was made responsive, this allowed the design t automatically re-size to whatever type or size of the screen the user was using to view the site on.  Due to the volume of pages, this was not ideal for smaller screen users, to overcome this obstacle a mobile site was also created.  Anyone viewing the site on a phone was automatically directed to the mobile app.

A page for on line donations was created and linked into their payment system using Blackbaud.

To overcome the volume of resources that was available across the different states in the US, an interactive map was created which allowed users to create on a State and then have only the relevant resources displayed to them.

The Hope For Depression website can be viewed on www.hopefordepression.org