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Crawley - Safer Social Media Use (for people working with children and young people)

Coastal West Sussex Mind

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Funded by West Sussex County Council.
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This is a two hour course for people working with children and young people in West Sussex.

This course is being delivered through a partnership between Coastal West Sussex Mind, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, YMCA Downslink Group, West Sussex County Council, West Sussex CCGs, and Heath Education England.


What is The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - The Impact of Social Media?

You may have already noticed that being online a lot and spending loads of time on social media can be bad for your mental health and your wellbeing. Sometimes it can make us moody and it can give us FOMO (fear of missing out) when we see things we can't have or places we can't be. Even though it's a place to connect with others there is evidence to suggest it can also make us feel lonely and prone to being bullied.

This is a workshop led by young people who know how important social media is to them but are also aware of the ugly side of it too. It will encourage you and the young people you live and work with to think more about the impact of social media on everyday life.

Other participants have told us this workshop was the beginning of changing the way they thought about social media – we want to help make the internet a better place and our minds a better space.


What will I learn?

If you have ever thought about any of these issues concerning a young person’s use of social media then this workshop is for you:

- Are they happy with their social media use?

- Do people say they spend too much time online?

- Do they find it hard to concentrate or get other things done because of social media?

- Are they getting enough sleep?

- Can they trust everyone in their networks to uphold their privacy?


How will I learn?

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is a 2 hour session.  Accompanying the training is a short film made by young people.


Getting to the Venue

The closest train station is Crawley. Parking is free and there are 11 spaces close to the main entrance for use by disabled patrons, with another 440 spaces all with level access to the centre. All levels are accessible for wheelchair users. For further information regarding getting there by train or buses please contact: 01293 585300.

Timings and breaks

The course runs from 4.00pm - 6.00pm


Tea and coffee will be provided during break times.

Registration fee

Your £10 registration fee for this course helps towards the additional venue and refreshment costs.This is a non-refundable deposit



Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.


In-House Courses

In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on:

01903 277010


We hope you enjoy the course!

Do you have questions about Crawley - Safer Social Media Use (for people working with children and young people)? Contact Coastal West Sussex Mind

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K2 Leisure Centre Crawley
Pease Pottage Hill
RH11 9BQ Crawley
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Coastal West Sussex Mind

Welcome to Coastal West Sussex Mind

We are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.

We aim to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.

Our services support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems. We offer help and advice to people around improving their physical and mental well-being, strengthening their self-esteem and confidence, building strong relationships with family, friends and communities, getting into education, training and work and achieving their personal and social goals.

We also work actively in local communities to raise awareness about mental health and tackle the stigma and discrimination.

Phone: 01903 277000


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