What is Social Media?

 

Social Media and the 21st century: Face-to-face or Facebook? Creating and facilitating new spaces in the digital age for mental health practices

THIS WORKSHOP AIMS TO IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND SUPPORT

In this workshop, participants will explore the idea of emotional and mental health crowdsourcing and social media as a new culture. It will examine what this means as change permeates through online support networks.

The workshop will provide an overview of popular social media and digital community building movements aimed at improving mental health, especially for young people.


    (1)  Community building and self-expression

    Can expressing yourself to strangers and telling your story via pictures, captions or small narratives help break down the stigma surrounding mental health? Can it lead to more people seeking help?

    • With more than one million followers, Jovanny Varela-Ferreya operates his popular page under the creed "mental health over every damn thing." The Artidote https://www.facebook.com/the.artidote/ - started in Berlin
    • A community to share expressions and tell stories, allowing you to connect with others and raise your voice for mental health. First youth-only campaign designed by young people for young people (www.itsoktotalk.in #ItsOkBaatKaro) – started in New Delhi.
    • Talk Life, a new App to 'talk with people who get you' and 'share the good and not so good' https://talklife.co

    (2)  SUPPORT

    The role of help seeking in the age of self-help: Are “real” support groups and tools just a click or tap away?

    Details coming soon!

    (3)  TRENDS

    Will the future of therapy or psychiatry be a chat-robot soon?

    Details coming soon!

     

    “By doing the simple things you start to raise awareness of the spectrum of [mental health] issues and what you can do about them."

    MATT ATKINSON, SAGA