The negative mental health impacts of social media and online content is worthy of discussion and considered thought. This moves beyond ideas of cyberbullying and trolling/abusive interactions to misinformation and disinformation which can lead to increased vulnerability for health, relationships, radicalisation and isolation. 

The constant pressure to be perfect, to post your best life and create images has an impact on physical conditions such as eating disorders and can have a devastating effect on self-harm and suicide behaviour. 



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Episode 21 | The impact of the online world on the mental health

We are excited to share the latest addition to our resources aimed at supporting practitioners to work with children and young people and their online life. Dive into the latest podcast episode, where Dr Vicky Walker and Jane Poore explore the impact of the online world on the mental health.

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Take a look at the podcast page for more information about resource hubs, helpful organisations and charities, as well as the episode transcript.