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Explains the benefits and challenges to your mental health of being online, and gives ideas for looking after yourself online and getting support. Also provides information on staying safe online and getting the balance right between your online and offline life.
Using online resources can be a great way to support your mental health. They can be helpful in a number of ways, including:
"It was good to share experiences and find that many other people are in the same boat."
Watch Jessica talk about how using YouTube and other social media to share her experiences of mental health has helped her cope.
While being online can be helpful for your mental health, there might be times when using online tools could have a negative impact on your mental health.
To try and avoid some of these issues, it might be a good idea to put some thought into what type of online tool is best for you right now, and to think about issues like safety & privacy, online relationships, and online / offline balance.
This information was published in September 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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