Social Media

Social Media and Mental Health

#54 Social Media and Mental Health: Help or Hindrance?

  This episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about social media and the impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing.  I decided to talk about this topic because Sunday 5th of September was the first Digital Detox Day. Created in  collaboration between #IAMWHOLE, an organisation co-founded by Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks, beauty blogger Zoella and the cosmetics brand Lush. The aim of Digital Detox Day is about raising awareness around the negative impacts that social…

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Young People and Social Media: Help or Hindrance?

World Mental Day 2018 World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October is an annual global awareness raising day. This year’s theme is #Handsup4HealthyMinds, which focuses on young people’s mental health in a changing world. In the last ten years we have seen social media and technology become integral to our world. However, what are the long-term effects on young people today? Half of all worldwide mental illness  starts by age 14. In the UK, 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have…

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