New report highlights the impact of ‘Pride & Pixels’ digital youth work
Date: 13th January 2021
Category: COVID-19, Mental health
‘Pride & Pixels’ is a digital youth work platform developed in response to COVID-19 to support young members of the LGBTI community.
The platform offers a safe and inclusive space for young LGBTI people to access vital information and connect with friends and youth workers. From a sample of 22 young people who engaged with Pride & Pixels, the report reveals the platform has had and continues to have many successes, including:
- 90% of people participating in Pride & Pixels felt an increased amount of connection, which was thought to have been crucial after previous studies suggested that lockdown could potentially trigger a mental health crisis for the young LGBTI community.
- 86% of young people experienced reduced feelings of isolation.
- 77% felt that their wellbeing had improved.
Read the full report here.