Social media and mental health

Posted on 27 January 2017 by Paul Allen

Social media has rapidly become part of our everyday lives and, like the rise of any new technology, questions are inevitably being asked about how it might be impacting on the way we live – and feel. Two years ago I found myself reflecting on whether my habitual Facebook checking might, unconsciously, be doing me
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First Aid for students’ mental health

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Tsvetina Ivanova

Today is World Mental Health Day. Its theme ‘Psychological First Aid’ seems to be particularly relevant to the university experiences faced by some young people. When students transition to university life, it can pose a risk to their wellbeing. Various factors, such as social media pressures, financial instability and a competitive job market feed into
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