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Storytelling is one of the foundations of our culture. We can create connections by sharing stories – especially those that offer inspiration and hope. Recovery in mental health is not always well understood; sharing your story makes personal recovery come alive. It also supports values and strengthens lessons learned from life experiences. It helps to build community and create connections.

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How I learned how to harness social media for my recovery.

Site Administrator
08 November 2021

How I learned how to harness social media for my recovery.

About the interview:

Social media has revolutionised the way we interact, think and behave. It provides a powerful tool for connecting, allowing people to share information online and create a sense of community and belonging. This workshop promises to help you understand the role social media plays in facilitating or hindering your recovery and wellbeing. In this interview, a recent attendee discusses what they learned and whether they recommend the course.

Student interview

Why did you join this course?

Sometimes content and comments on social media can evoke negative emotions. I can also let it take a time away from me. I wanted to learn how to harness the positive aspects of social media for my recovery whilst limiting my exposure to the negative effects.

What did you like about this course?

The course was thought provoking. It was an eye-opener learning how social media works behind the scenes. I liked that there were different types of exercises and discussions and learned different strategies from each other.

What did you learn?

I learned how to harness the positive aspects of social media.

The course helped me identify how much time I spent on social media and what I can do to make the time more positive. It was helpful learning how social media works and why it can negatively affect our wellbeing, which has helped me to limit the negative effects.

What suggestions did you have for improvements?

My feedback included asking for more tips for adopting positive social media habits. I am looking forward to attending the course again after it has been reviewed.

Would you recommend this course?

Yes, especially for those who ‘fall down the rabbit hole’ when browsing or who want to harness the benefits of social media to help their recovery.


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