Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


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6 November 2019

In the latest episode of The Lifecourse Podcast we ask what young people themselves think about social media and their mental health.

Students host social media workshop

In a special episode of the Lifecourse Podcast, guest host UCL PhD student Emma Walker discusses young people's social media use and their mental health. Her guests are undergraduate students, Loes Wals, Kritika Rai and Alyson Ong.

With support from ICLS and the National Literacy Trust they put on a workshop for 50 schoolchildren discussing their thoughts and attitudes about their social media use and research from Professor Yvonne Kelly showing a link between heavy social media use and increased depressive symptoms.