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Social media can help your mental health if used in positive ways. Here are some top tips from the Screen Savers on how to use social media to feel happier and healthier.

“Social media can make you happy and it can make children feel good about themselves.” Emma, aged 10

Being Part Of Something

Social media is all about communicating with other people. It might be the friends that you have at school. It could be a local sports group that you have found or a group of people who all like the same music as you.

Whatever the reason for speaking to each other on social media, being part of a community is great for your mental health. It can stop any feelings of loneliness that you may have.

It’s Not Just You

It’s easy to think that you’re the only one who is feeling the way you feel. Or experiencing life in a similar way to you.

A quick search on social media might help you find others who are thinking or experiencing very similar things to you. There may be an online group where people support each other having been through what you are currently going through.

Inspiring A Healthy Lifestyle

When you’re looking at what people have posted online, you have to stop to think about whether it is a true reflection of their life. People tend to post when they have done something positive, not when they are feeling or looking rubbish.

But it can also sometimes be inspiring too. Maybe someone has posted a healthy recipe that you want to give a go. Or shared an exercise that you think looks fun to try. Social media can be a great way to be inspired and learn new skills!

Improving Your Mental Health With Social Media

Improving Your Mental Health With Social Media


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