Social Media for Young People

How you feel can be influenced by what you do on social media. It can bring us joy and connection, but it can also be overwhelming, negatively affect our self-esteem and sense of safety, and open us up to bullying or abuse. To make your time online happier, here are some tips and advice for protecting your mental health on social media. 

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This guide from Young Minds offers some top tips to have a good time online. 

Social Media and Mental Health from Young Minds

This factsheet from Childline explores how to cope with bullying and trolling on social media.  

Bullying social media from Childline

Tips and information

Here are some different tips and ideas on how to look after your wellbeing online: 

About your mental health online from Mind

Feeling good on social media from Childline

Online and mobile safety from Childline

Maintaining your mental health from PAPYRUS UK

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations who can help.




Anna Freud 


If you are looking for support in your area, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

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