23-10-2017 03:06 PM
In this Topic Tuesday we will have SANE's very own Digital Content Producer as our guest, talking about how we can work with our online world in the best way to support our health.
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16-01-2018 07:01 PM - edited 16-01-2018 07:01 PM
Hello and welcome
Thanks for joining us this evening!
Tonight, we have special guest Mat Larkin @SANEwriter who is one of SANE’s digital content producers. Mat will be talking tonight from his experience, not only writing online content, but also importantly as a social media user with a lived experience of depression and anxiety. Mat understands the delicate balance needed to manage mental health while being online.
This discussion will be around the social media platforms we use outside the forums, however the practices and mind-sets we look at tonight can be applied to the way we look after ourselves online in general.
Mat will take us through:
- Sharing and disclosure
- Taking breaks
- Managing FOMO
- Controlling peoples access to you
- Controlling what you see online
Please be mindful of our community guidelines. The forums are anonymous, so tonight please be aware of what you are sharing and avoid:
- Naming a closed facebook group
- Your username on another platform
- Your social media names/handle/username
Things that either identify you directly or could lead to you being identified, will be removed and a moderator will be in touch.
With that said and sorted, I am super excited to hand it over to you @SANEwriter
16-01-2018 07:01 PM
Hi, Forums folk! Thanks for having me. As @Lauz said, I work for SANE, I live with anxiety and depression, and I think a lot about how I can be safe and happy online.
I love social media, and I’m a news junkie. I spend a lot of time online. Maybe too much? Hard to say. But I take care to customise my online experience to make sure it’s fun and stop it becoming overwhelming or toxic.
There are a few ways I do that. I hope tonight to share some of them, and talk with you about how you curate your personal online experience. How do you engage with the online world? How do you stay safe? What’s fun online for you? What tips can you share?
But those are questions for later. To start with, I’m interested to know: what brings you here tonight? What made you interested in this topic?
16-01-2018 07:06 PM
16-01-2018 07:09 PM - edited 16-01-2018 07:10 PM
I feel exactly the same way, @Phoenix_Rising. The challenge (for me at least) is to get the most out of it without it becoming stressy or negative.