SpunOut launches new website on 10th anniversary

3 Nov 2015

Ireland’s youth information resource SpunOut has just launched a new website to celebrate its 10th year in existence, with its youth health report released too.

Celebrating a decade in existence, SpunOut had a shindig in Facebook’s Dublin offices yesterday, with the new site coming on the back of its first Youth Health Report, which had input from hundreds of people around the country aged 15 to 24.

“Working with Healthy Ireland to dig deeper into the data for the report has confirmed a lot of the issues we are seeing our readers engage with,” said Ian Power, executive director of SpunOut.

The report found that 92pc of young people reported good or very good health but one-in-four has reported a medical condition in the past 12 months. 45pc of young people who smoke have attempted to quit in the past year, with those aged 15 to 24 spending the longest sitting down each day.

“The data confirms that 15-to-24-year-olds in Ireland know how important their health is but they can struggle to make the changes needed to improve their health and wellbeing,” Power said.

“We’ve always provided easy access to relevant, reliable, and non-judgemental information and our new website will be able to provide an even more dynamic, responsive experience full of up-to-date, factual information, free of any shame or bias, which is vitally important to our 80,000 monthly readers.”

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic