The HYPE Project is an online recruitment and resource platform for young people aged 16 and over that aims to facilitate young people’s involvement in research and improve access to online and community-based social and health-related resources. You can find it at https://hypekcl.com/
We ask young people to sign up for an online survey asking them about their sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity), work, school and neighbourhood experiences, health behaviours and wellbeing, life events, help-seeking, and health service use. We will use the data from the survey to identify the needs of young people and develop new online resources to meet those needs.
The HYPE Project website also offers a range of FREE resources including a list of charities and organisations that provide services to young people, self-help materials, online learning and videos, and information about free community-based events and activities. These resources are FREE and available to anyone, regardless of whether the person completes the survey.
The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and based at King’s College London.
Young people aged 16 and over can sign up, complete our online survey and use any of our resources for free. We are also looking for young people to help us host our Beyond the HYPE Podcast or write a blog for our website.
Organisations, businesses and community members can get involved by promoting the project for example by telling people about it, displaying our posters and leaflets or inviting us to attend community events.
Our online platform signposts young people to a range or charities and organisations relevant to young people’s health and wellbeing. We can also promote free events and activities for young people on our website and social media.