Improve the mental health of yourself and others

Social media should make us happy

  • It shouldn’t make us stressed
  • It shouldn’t lower our self esteem
  • It shouldn’t affect our mental health
  • We should be able to turn our phones off

But have you ever experienced these?

  • Finding it difficult to start work or focus, because you’re using your phone
  • Automatically checking your phone for messages constantly
  • Imagining your phone made a notification noise when it didn’t
  • Worrying about the number of likes you’ll get when you post
  • Comparing yourself to people on insta and thinking that you aren’t as good

Why take a digital detox?

  • Reassess which parts of social media you actually enjoy, and what is less important
  • Appreciate the amount of time you spend on your phone, and how often you use it just
    to not be bored
  • Feel able to turn off your phone if you need to concentrate on something else
  • Improve your sleep and focus, reduce potential sources of stress and anxiety

Will you meet the #UNPLUGGED challenge?

Do not use your phone/device for anything except calls or urgent texts

Turn off social media notifications and move your apps to a folder not on your homepage

Only check your phone for 1 hour each day

Do not use your phone after 6:30pm

Commit to these rules for either 3, 5 or 7 days for a week

Get sponsorship

  • Improve the mental health of others as well as your own
  • Get sponsored to complete the challenge and raise money for TIC+

Who are TIC+?

  • We provide counselling and support to young people aged 9-21 and their families in
    Gloucestershire
  • We provide both face-to-face and online counselling
  • Anyone can self refer themselves for counselling without having to see a GP by calling or
    messaging the team through our website
  • We work hard to make it as easy as possible for young people to access counselling