“Half of lifetime mental ill health is already present by the age of 14, so prevention targeted at younger people would result in greater personal, social and economic benefits than intervention at any other time in the lifespan. ”
— Department of Health
 
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How MeeTwo was started

Like most start ups, MeeTwo began as a good idea, but it wasn't until Suzi met Kerstyn that it turned into a viable project. Their meeting was serendipitous. They got talking at a kid’s trampolining class and Suzi shared her idea for an app that would allow teenagers to access advice and information through a smart phone. Suzi's experience as an agony aunt, a psychologist and a Childline counselor meant that she was experienced at dealing with social, sexual and emotional problems, but it was Kerstyn's experience in education and technology that made the project happen.

 

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Managing Director: Dr Kerstyn Comley is an education technologist, founder governor of a secondary school in London and volunteer teacher. Kerstyn is a link governor for safeguarding with a particular interest in online safety. Through her work Kerstyn has experienced first hand the benefit to young people of peer support. As a governor she is acutely aware of how schools struggle to provide adequate sex and relationship education and pastoral support. Kerstyn regularly contributes to forums like the Innovative Cloud Educator’s (ICE) which actively seek novel technological solutions for education. She is married and has two children. 

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Creative Director: Suzi Godson is a psychologist, journalist and leading expert in sex and relationships. She writes a weekly sex and relationships column in The Times newspaper and is a regular BBC Woman's Hour contributor. Suzi believes that young people need a much broader PSHE curriculum that includes issues like body confidence, peer pressure, consent, attraction and how to behave in a relationship. In her book ‘The Body Bible’ (Penguin), Suzi tackles the complex relationship that women of all ages have with their bodies. Her award winning book “The Sex Book”  has been translated into fifteen languages and is recommended by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. She is married and has four children. Suzi also works weekly as a Chldlilne counselor.


Advisory Group

Jules Hillier, Chief Executive, Brook, The National Sexual Health Charity

Jon Cheyne, Director of Information Technology, National Theatre 

Paula Dale, Deputy Managing Editor, Daily Mirror Newspaper

Nick Midgley PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Family Support Services

Jonny Benjamin, Mental Health Campaigner, Vlogger, Ambassador For Rethink Mental Illness.

Cathy Rogers, Educational Neuroscientist and Television Producer (The Secret Life of Four Year Olds)

Dr Sam (Hank Wangford) Hutt, Sexual Health Consultant, Margaret Pyke Centre

Dr Ferdinand Carabott FRCP Consultant Dermatologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr. Laura Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University

Alison Mears, Sexual Health Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Angela ffrench, Director of Operations for South East Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University

Paul Cox, Interim Strategic IT Director at University of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd

Monawara Bakht, Local Authority Safeguarding Children’s Strategy and Governance

Youth Advisory Group

Jack Pearce Connolly, Sociology Graduate, Leeds (2016)

Andrea De La Concha, Animator

Scarlet Evans, Graphic Designer

Isamaya Ffrench, Make Up Artist

Katie Lennard, Artist

Youth Pretesting Panel

Nathaniel, aged 13     Enego, aged 13

Coco, aged 14             Molly, aged 18

Amy, aged 14              Tom, aged 19

Collaborating Schools and Colleges

Leeds City College, Leeds                     Bow School, Tower Hamlets

The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire      The Cotswold School, Gloustershire

Treviglas, Cornwall                                 The Sidmouth College, Devon

Camden School for Girls, Camden       Wheatley Park School, Oxfordshire


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