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
- 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
- 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
We’re privileged to have received support from iWill for this project.