Media releases

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Panic attacks are a monster of a problem for young people, but you don’t have to be under X-Factor pressure to experience them, says YouthNet

PRESS RELEASE – 13 October 2014 YouthNet, the online charity for young people, is today (13 October) launching The Panic Attack Monster – an online awareness campaign aiming to de-stigmatise and de-mystify panic attacks among young people. In the past … Continue reading

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Digital charity YouthNet announces the appointment of a new Chair

Luke Taylor, Global Chief Executive of the world’s leading marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi will become the new Chair of YouthNet, following the decision to step down by current Chair and Founder, Martyn Lewis.Lewis has been Chair of YouthNet, which … Continue reading

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YouthNet CEO responds to MindEd launch

“We welcome new approaches to improving mental health services like MindEd that champions digital intervention and supports adults in understanding young people’s needs, but we need to do more. “We know that young people are often unsure about how to … 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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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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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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Investment in Research & Design is Vital for Sector, says YouthNet

More investment in Research & Design (R& D), in collaboration with the commercial world, is vital for the sector to keep pace with advances in digital technology, says online charity YouthNet. Which is why, in partnership with Nominet Trust and … Continue reading

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Haile Gebrselassie urges Virgin London Marathon runners to join charity campaign

  One of the world’s greatest distance runners and Olympic Gold medalist, Haile Gebrselassie, is backing charities Age UK and YouthNet to encourage runners in April’s Virgin London Marathon to raise funds and awareness to tackle loneliness and isolation across … Continue reading

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YouthNet invites proposals for volunteer website Do-it

Online charity YouthNet today (March 15th 2013) announces plans to handover its online volunteering service Do-it (www.do-it.org.uk) to a new owner by the end of the year. Interested groups will be invited to submit proposals via an open process to … Continue reading

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