MeeTwo | Response to COVID-19

11.08.2020

MeeTwo | Response to COVID-19

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Texel Foundation allocated a percentage of this year’s donations to 9 emergency grants, the seventh of which is detailed below:

MeeTwo

The MeeTwo app provides a fully-moderated, anonymous platform for young people to air their concerns and support one another. Since schools closed, posting rates increased by 50% and more than 30% related to COVID-19.

The app now supports 30,000+ users with a team of counsellors, moderators and super-peers. Most significantly, 40% of MeeTwo users are boys, who find it very difficult to ask for help, even though they are three times more likely to commit suicide.

Because young people using the app help each other, the MeeTwo model is a much more economical way to provide support. It costs roughly £25 to support a young person for an entire year on the MeeTwo app. By comparison, it costs £6 to answer a single phone call to a volunteer helpline.

The MeeTwo Mental Help Handbook combines the voices of young people with opinions of experts and a completely holistic directory of ways that young people can help themselves.