It has been well documented that, as consumers, social media has an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. But what about those who work in the field every day? Working in social media is an ever-expanding and changing discipline and as a relatively new career path, it can be a challenging beast to grapple with. Creating content, mobilising communities and receiving instant and very public feedback can be extremely creative and fulfilling – but when it goes wrong, it can provoke anxieties and compulsions.
In this panel discussion, we’ll explore the highs and lows of working in social media and demonstrate how community managers can equip themselves for a healthier work/life balance. Expect lively debate, frank personal accounts and practical tips and tricks.
Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. OTR isn’t just a charity providing mental health services, it’s a mental health movement mobilised to support, promote and defend the mental health, rights and social position of young people. OTR provides information and support around wellbeing, including group work, sessions in schools and colleges, and one-to-one therapeutic support. Find out more at otrbristol.org.uk and @otrbristol