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Volunteers’ Week: Sharing our stories

To celebrate Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June) we asked some of amazing YouthNet volunteers to share their thoughts on why they volunteer. Here, Gareth Milner tells us about his time as a volunteer… I currently undertake moderation of the … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week: Sharing our stories- Cheryl

To celebrate Volunteers Week (1 to 7 June) we asked some of amazing YouthNet volunteers to share their thoughts on why they volunteer. Here’s Cheryl’s blog… Hey, my name is Cheryl and my role within YouthNet is a relationship advisor … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week: Thank You!

YouthNet’s volunteers offer their time, energy and brains to so many different and challenging roles within YouthNet – without our volunteers we couldn’t reach and support as many young people as we do. We ask a lot of our volunteers … Continue reading

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Help for young people facing homelessness

This blog introduces TheSite’s new housing section – the first phase of YouthNet’s response to the housing crisis engulfing young people in the UK today. Understanding the problem The story started over a year ago. Funded by Nominet, we brought together housing and homelessness experts … Continue reading

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Marathon magic

Yesterday, 21 runners supporting YouthNet joined almost 36,000 others to take on the mighty Virgin London marathon. Luckily they were treated to warm sunshine and beautiful blue skies for what is always an unforgettable day. A collective of YouthNet staff … Continue reading

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Introducing YouthNet’s Employability ‘Cycle of Innovation’

With continuously alarming levels of youth unemployment, it’s not surprising that our Work & Study on TheSite  is one of the most popular areas of support and the search term that leads the most young people to TheSite is around … Continue reading

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Every Day Matters.

Find out why YouthNet and Legal & General are working together to help you stay motivated during these tough times through our Every Day Matters campaign. Life’s not easy, is it? Whether you’re busy studying 24-7 for exams, sending off … Continue reading

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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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