Social Media Masterclasses: Mental Health and Young People Online

12 May

Wednesday 12 May 2021 10:00 - 13:00

Mental health & wellbeing organisations are invited to join our free social media masterclasses exploring mental health and young people in the digital sphere

Mental health & wellbeing organisations are invited to join this morning of masterclasses led by industry leaders from Glitch, Snap and TikTok. The event will:

  • Demystify ‘youth’ platforms and help your charity to start engaging with them
  • Help you understand what content works best on visual platforms
  • Explore free and low-cost ways of producing content that connects and resonates

This event is one of two mornings of masterclasses to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Both events are part of Media Trust’s Headlining Mental Health programme aimed at strengthening the strategic comms capabilities of the mental health sector.

This event will explore young people and mental health online. Click here to find out more about day one on mental health and digital connection.


Who’s on the Agenda?

Keynote speaker: Seyi Akiwowo, Executive Director, Glitch

An expert in addressing online abuse, Seyi will explore how social media impacts young people’s mental health and the importance of teaching and practising digital self-care, defence and safety to mitigate the abuse that young women, in particular, face online.

Alex Mckenna-Ayres, Snap Accelerator, Snap

Alex Ayres has been at Snap for 4 years. Previously he worked in one of the largest mobile businesses in the UK, and one of the world’s biggest digital publishers. His wealth of experience across the industry shows in his work across Snapchat EMEA where he has launched teams across the business, working across sectors and markets. Alex is also a member of the Headlining Mental Health Advisory Group, guiding the work of the programme.

George Nikolaou, Community, Programmes & Events Manager, TikTok



These free masterclasses are open to all staff, volunteers, involvement representatives and trustees from mental health & wellbeing organisations. We are happy to welcome charities, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises, not for profits and informally constituted groups.



Content will be pitched at beginner level. However, you will get more from the morning if you explore each platform before the session.

With thanks to Gamesys Foundation for funding and supporting the Headlining Mental Health programme.

Book your place

To secure your place on this course, register today via our Eventbrite page.


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