Last month, we were all captivated by Channel 4’s Porn on the brain documentary. The show followed Martin Daubney, former editor of Loaded, as he explored the impact of online pornography on teenage brains. Through the course of the investigation, it was proved for the first time that regular use of pornography can have an addictive effect, similar to that of alcohol or substance abuse. The programme also highlighted one teenager, Callum, whose addiction was shockingly severe. Martin spoke to Youthwork’s Jamie Cutteridge.
Russell Brand divides opinion like no one else on the telly. But what kind of example does he set to young people?
Russell Brand - capturer of hearts, master of language, bamboozeler of minds. If you haven’t seen his interview with Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight this week then you probably haven’t been on the internet.
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A few weeks ago, my life changed dramatically. It was not the significant shift to becoming editor of Youthwork mag (however large and wonderful) which caused this change. Neither was it the sheer drop in temperature or unpredictable weather patterns. It was not even the return of GBBO to our screens.
It was this simple fact: I got an iPhone.
For those struggling with depression, life can feel bleak, dark or foggy. How do you live life through the darkness? And how do we help young people in dark places? Livability’s Katharine Welby shares her own mental health journey, and gives some Do’s and Don’ts for supporting young people with depression.