MeeTwo, the now multi award- winning mental help app for young people, won two of the country’s acclaimed Tech4Good Awards, walking away with the Connected Society Award and The People’s Choice Award. The latter was decided on the outcome of a four week long crowdfunder, which MeeTwo used to raise awareness and support for the 1 in 4 boys aged 16-25 that self-harm.
The Tech4Good Awards are recognised as the most important endorsement of products and services that address societal and environmental challenges: like the Oscar’s, but for technology.
MeeTwo’s crowdfunding campaign focused on boys who self-harm. Its app already supports more than 4,000 boys, and although most people think self-harm primarily affects teenage girls, research shows that 1 in 4 boys aged 16-25 do. Boys that self-harm are 17 times more likely to die by suicide, and boys account for 75% of youth suicide. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for young people.
Congratulations to MeeTwo – worthy winners.
- MeeTwo is a free, fully moderated, peer support mental help app.
- Based on the latest psychological research, MeeTwo allows teenagers who have coped with difficult life events or mental health issues to transform those experiences into useful advice for others.
- MeeTwo is featured on the NHS Apps Library and currently supports over 12,000 young people across the UK.
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