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Taking a break from social media to help with low mood

Have you ever previously made contact with your GP regarding low mood?
If 'yes', then we'd like to hear from you.

This is an invitation to you to take part in an online event with researchers from University of Warwick and University of Bath to reflect on previous research and help shape a future study looking at how taking a break from Social Media might affect low mood.

A recent study asked people to come off social media or continue to use it as normal for one week. They found that people who came off social media experienced an improvement in depression, anxiety and well-being.

This event will aim to reflect on findings from this study and will inform a potential follow-up study to look at the long-term effects of recommending a social media break to patients when they visit the GP with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

How and when?

This will be via online video meeting on Teams with a group of between 6-8 other PPI members on

13th October 12.30-1.30pm

If you currently live in the UK, and this sounds like something you'd be interested in taking part in, do complete the expression of interest form by clicking here.Link opens in a new window

Individuals who attend the focus group will be offered a £20 shopping voucher in return for their participation.