Media & Campaigns

Contact the Media & Campaign team on 020 7250 5716 or out-of-hours on 07766 660 755. Email media@youthnet.org.

YouthNet launches free mobile app to help young people cope with stress

Stressheads – a clever new mobile app to help 16-25 year olds to cope with stress – is being launched today by digital charity, YouthNet. Stress is a consistent factor in young people’s lives. It was recently reported that more … Continue reading

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YouthNet appoints new Chief Executive Officer

YouthNet has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. Chris Martin, formerly YouthNet’s Director of Operations, will take over from Emma Thomas, who has been at the charity’s helm for four years. In his new role, Chris will … Continue reading

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Poll reveals affect of online self-harm images on children and young people

Alarming numbers of 11-21 years olds are being exposed to images online showing people self-harming, with a significant proportion saying the images make them ‘feel like hurting themselves’, according to a poll commissioned by a consortium of leading UK youth … Continue reading

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YouthNet volunteer chosen to ‘hang out’ with HRH Prince Charles proves digital can be a force for good

A young volunteer chosen to be at The Prince of Wales’s side at his first ever Google+ Hangout tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 20 November) says she’s looking forward to chatting with the future King about how digital can be used as a force … Continue reading

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YouthNet and Get Connected join forces in anti-bullying campaign to support young people

Following the closure of the BeatBullying Group, leading UK youth charities YouthNet and Get Connected are joining forces for an anti-bullying campaign to ensure children and young people know they have somewhere to find support. Get Connected, proudly supported by … Continue reading

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YouthNet, together with O2, launches ‘digital mate’ to motivate young people to achieve employment goals

PRESS RELEASE- 00.01hrs, Monday 17 November 2014 A free mobile app to motivate young people to achieve their career and employment goals, is being launched today by digital charity, YouthNet, together with O2. Called ‘Motimator’, the app is a ‘digital … Continue reading

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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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