Healthtalk.org, a health information website based on University of Oxford research, has been shortlisted in the Good Web Guide ‘Website of the Year Awards’ in both the Charity and People’s Choice categories.
The charity-run website provides insights into people’s real-life experience of illness and health issues through video, developed from qualitative social science research by the Health Experience Research Group (HERG) in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
Included in the growing library of 25,000 clips are personal perspectives on 85 health subjects - including cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs and depression - which aim to help others to understand what it is really like to have a health condition.
To create each video, HERG researchers use qualitative research methods to capture the full range of experiences associated with each health condition, such as how to talk to friends and family, emotional wellbeing and how an illness can impact on work or education.
The Website of the Year Awards 2014 from The Good Web Guide of the best sites on the internet, are an annual celebration of online excellence across a range of sectors. Winners from each of the 18 categories are selected by a panel of industry experts, with just one site going forward to win overall 'Website of the Year'. The People’s Choice Award gives anybody the chance to vote for their favourite from this year’s shortlist of 45 websites.
Voting is very easy: all you have to do is visit The Good Web Guide where you also have the option of adding your email address for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD. You can vote once per day until the 17 November when the winners will be announced at an Awards Reception at the Royal Institution in London.
Healthtalk.org has previously been listed in The Times ‘Top 50 Websites You Can’t Live Without’ and ranked second in their top 5 health websites.