We’re backing the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) campaign for a Scroll Free September.
With its almost universal reach and unprecedented ability to connect people from all walks of life, Social Media holds great potential to support good mental health and wellbeing. It has revolutionised the way we communicate and share information.
But have you ever thought about your relationship with Social Media? Maybe it’s starting to have a negative impact on your life? By going Scroll Free for a month, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your Social Media (mis-)use – what you missed, what you didn’t, and what you enjoyed instead.
How Do I Get Involved?
We are asking all Social Media users (not just young people!) to take a break from all of their personal accounts throughout September (work use and instant messaging apps are fine). Sign up here.
We know that going cold turkey on Social Media will be a challenge. So, before you start tweeting your excuses, don’t worry, we have a few different options to make your participation (in September and beyond) that bit easier.
The RSPH is also developing a free, open-access e-Learning Programme (to be launched in October 2019), Looking After Your Self-ie: A Guide to Finding Your Balance On and Offline. The programme aims to re-introduce participants of Scroll Free September – and the wider public – to Social Media in a positive and meaningful way.