Engaging young people: views on sharing health-related stories on the Internet (2009)

This pilot project was funded by the Beacon for Wales, public engagement funds. The aim was to explore whether and how young people were engaged in an online environment and their perspectives on sharing health-related stories on the Internet.

A project website was developed to host online discussion with a group of young people. Participants valued the therapeutic effect of storytelling and the use of stories to share feelings and experiences with a wide range of audiences. A number of concerns were also raised.

For further information, please contact the project lead Dr Juping Yu, Genomics Policy Unit, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, Tel: 01443 483879, Email: jyu@glam.ac.uk