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New figures released reveal the impact of social media on conversation. A survey of over 1,000 NI adults, commissioned by mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, highlights the need for us to make better use of the connective power of social media.

While social media allows people to connect with those around them and can be a helpful source of support for the one in four who experience mental health problems in any given year, new data suggests ‘surface level’ engagement, such as liking photos or checking friends’ profiles is replacing more meaningful conversation, both on and offline.

Change Your Mind is committed to empowering individuals and communities to challenge stigma. Our resources hub can help you start to tackle stigma.

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