Free social media masterclasses for Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted 29 April 2021

As part of the Headlining Mental Health programme, we’re delighted to be running two mornings of free masterclasses during Mental Health Awareness Week to help mental health & wellbeing organisations make the most of social media.

How social media can help your cause

Almost 400,000 children and 2.2 million adults have sought help for mental health problems during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that a quarter of people wait three months or more for mental health help, rising to two years for people with severe mental health problems.

By using social media effectively, mental health organisations can widen their reach as well as the breadth of their support, and engage new audiences in their vital work.

This series of masterclasses is packed with insights and advice from Facebook, Glitch, Instagram, Snap, TikTok and YouTube.

Our expert speakers will be sharing their insights and knowledge to help your organisation engage online with people who need your help.

These masterclasses are an opportunity to explore:

  • The latest free and low-cost social media features and content to help you connect with online audiences
  • Insights into how mental health communities are connecting online
  • Mental health safety online, and how leading social media platforms are addressing and supporting good mental health
  • An introduction to youth-oriented visual platforms and how your charity can use them (day 2)

Sign up to a masterclass

Mental Health & Digital Connection: Tuesday 11 May, 9:45 – 1.00

Mental Health & Digital Connection will look at ways charities and people living with mental health problems use social media for connection and support. Hear from speakers from Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and gain top tips on best practice and mental health safety online.

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Mental Health & Young People Online: Wednesday 12 May, 9:45 – 1.00

Mental Health & Young People Online will explore how mental health organisations can join the thousands of young people discussing mental health online, engage with youth audiences and demystify ‘youth’ platforms. The session will feature speakers from Snap, TikTok and online safety group Glitch.

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