We are the trusted media for young people in Hull. We are a collaborative projects ran by a 14 – 21 Editorial Board with some clever professionals helping us to make our content.
We create videos, blogs and post that start the conversations and debates, that enables you to educate and support yourself and each other through well-informed, powerful and relatable content that just says things as they are without being patronising or judgmental.
You’ve found our website, but you’ll find most of our stuff and our community hanging out here:
Who’s doing GYB?
Got Your Back is run by an Editorial Board of young volunteers who live, work or study in Hull. What we talk about through GYB is shaped by the Board but also by our followers and by research with local people.
The work to build and run Got Your Back is supported by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning on behalf of the Hull Place-based Board. Social marketing company eskimosoup is using their expertise to help make this all possible.
Are you opinionated, creative, chatty or interested in media creation?
We have various levels where young people can be involved in what we do:
Be a part of the wider community
We regularly post opportunities to feedback and cast your vote through our Instagram stories about upcoming topics and to give your views/opinions. To get involved, just follow us on Instagram and keep engaging with our content.
Work experience or skill building
If you’re a budding artist, writer, musician, blogger, filmmaker, journalist (the list goes on) and you’d like to contribute to our content, we work with voluntary or small-commission basis with young people to create content for our social media. This can be contribution of a one-off piece of work or an ongoing placement. We’ve worked with young illustrators, comic-book designers, actors, vloggers, presenters and writers so far! Drop us an email or DM to see what we have on offer.
Give deeper insights/feedback
If you’re interested in being more involved that engaging with our socials but don’t want to make a full commitment, you can join our mailing list. We only get in touch when we have an important question to ask or short-term opportunities available.
DM us on Instagram or Facebook, or drop us an email to request to be added.
Join the Editorial Board
A bigger commitment than the above, we are always looking to welcome young people to be a part of our core team. You don’t need any special talents or skills, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. You’ll need to be available for meetings every month or so and interested in contributing your time to various projects we run throughout the year (for example, right now some of our board are producing a podcast twice a month!). If you are interested in this opportunity, drop us a DM or email us.
As well as creating and sharing stuff that is of interest to young people in Hull on a range of topics on a monthly basis, we also work with our board and groups of young people to create specific campaigns that we focus on throughout the year.
A straight-talking, chatty, semi-comedy podcast hosted by our editorial board released every fortnight covering monthly topics such as Mental Health, School, Body Image and Sex Education
If you’re a professional or work for a service and are interested in keeping up to date with the Got Your Back Campaign, we devoted our Twitter to content that is especially for you
Whatever we can’t fit on our socials, we’ll post it here. In our ‘Stuff’ collection, find content made by young people and our core team as well as random bits we thought were neat.
There are many ways for you to get in touch with us.
*Please note: All ways of contacting go through to eskimosoup; the social marketing company who work on Got Your Back.
Got Your Back is supported by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.
If you want advice or someone to speak to call Childline 24/7 on 0800 1111