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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.
Just like in the offline world, when you're online it's important to think about your privacy and how to keep yourself safe. If you're online for support with your mental health, you may also need to think about a few additional things.
Some tips to consider:
"I’ve learnt that when I’m feeling a particular way, that it may be best to stay away from certain websites. For example, if I’m feeling too hyper then I need to stay away from online shopping sites, or if I’m very low then it’s not appropriate to post my feelings on my favourite gaming site."
This information was published in September 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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