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Emma Motherwell

About Emma Motherwell

Emma is Head of Communications. She joined YouthNet in January 2011 after several years managing the external and internal communications and campaigns for a London borough. She now manages YouthNet's PR and media relations. Contact the Media team on 020 7250 5779 (07766 660755 out of hours) or email media@youthnet.org

Self-harm blog week: Keeping the conversation going

All this week we have been sharing a series of blogs by young people and professionals with experience of self-harm in the lead up to Self-harm Awareness Day (1st March 2014). Our focus on self-harm this week has been part … Continue reading

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Self-harm: Youth charities reveal bullying and loneliness as a major trigger

A recent poll, conducted for Self-harm Awareness Day, reveals that one in four young people who self-harm started due to bullying, with 61 per cent saying they do it because they feel alone. ChildLine, Selfharm.co.uk, YouthNet and YoungMinds have collaborated … Continue reading

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Self-harm blog week: Music is my distraction

All this week YouthNet are sharing a series of blogs by young people and professionals with experience of self-harm in the lead up to Self-harm Awareness Day (1st March 2014). Here, Claire (25) talks about how music can be a … Continue reading

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Self-harm blog week: “You’re not alone”

All this week YouthNet are sharing a series of blogs by young people and professionals with experience of self-harm in the lead up to Self-harm Awareness Day (1st March 2014). Here, Rachel Welch, Programme Director for Selfharm.co.uk shares her insights … Continue reading

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Self-harm blog week: Helping young men to get support

All this week YouthNet are sharing a series of blogs by young people and professionals with experience of self-harm in the lead up to Self-harm Awareness Day (1st March 2014). Here, Jay talks about supporting young men who experience self-harm.  You can … Continue reading

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Self-harm blog week: Breaking the silence

All this week YouthNet are sharing a series of blogs by young people and professionals with experience of self-harm in the lead up to Self-harm Awareness Day (1st March 2014). Image posed by models Here, Charlotte (21) interviews Rosie* (23) … Continue reading

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Young people need help with anxiety- charities warn of increase in demand for help

In the week following the announcement of a new quality standard aimed at improving care for people experiencing anxiety disorders*, two leading charities have released figures indicating a sharp increase in the numbers of young people needing help. Anxiety UK, … Continue reading

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YouthNet supports YoungMinds call for better mental health and wellbeing for young people

YouthNet are supporting the campaign for better mental health and wellbeing for young people, following research released by YoungMinds this morning that one third of children and young people don’t know where to turn to get help when they feel … Continue reading

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Local help, easily found

YouthNet launches new app for young people A new iphone app that makes it easy for young people to find their local support services has been launched today by online charity, YouthNet. Called StepFinder, the app helps young people pin-point … Continue reading

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YouthNet announces new owner for volunteer website, Do-it

Online charity YouthNet today announces that a partnership led by the team behind the volunteering social networking site ivo.org as the intended new owner for its volunteering service, Do-it. YouthNet, which masterminded the launch of Do-it in 2001, made the … Continue reading

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