Social networking sites and mental health: friend or foe?

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Una Foye and Josefien Breedvelt from the Mental Health Foundation publish their debut elf blog on a recent systematic narrative review that aimed to identify and summarise research examining depression and anxiety in the context of social networking websites.

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#BeyondTheRoom: our new digital conference service will extend the reach of your event

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Today we are launching #BeyondTheRoom; an exciting new digital conference service that will create a buzz around your event, extend your reach, facilitate a democratic conversation, create a legacy and report on the impact of your social media activity.

We can bring live tweeting, live blogging, live podcasting and live streaming to YOUR event.

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Elf help to ensure your research has digital impact #ResearchWales16

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This post accompanies a talk I’m giving in Cardiff today at the Research with Impact conference organised by Health and Care Research Wales. Please read the blog, peruse my slides and let me know what you think. It’s an exciting time for us elves!

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Jonny Benjamin: Social media and schizophrenia – my story

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Jonny Benjamin shares his personal story of using social media to manage his own mental health.

The award-winning mental health campaigner has been an inspiration to many, through his frank and hugely informative YouTube channel. His films cover everything from recovery to poetry.

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Can Twitter data analysis help improve service quality in hospital settings? #EvidenceLive

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Our #EvidenceLive blogging team look at a study of Twitter traffic and service quality performance in hospital settings in the US.

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Top mental health blogs in 2015

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André Tomlin presents his review of 2015, the year when the Mental Elf came of age. He highlights our top mental health blogs, showcases the #WeCATS and #ElfCampfire activities and explains how the new National Elf Service website can help you engage more with relevant and reliable research.

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Social media, cyberbullying and young people: what can the evidence tell us so far?

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Sarah Knowles questions how much a new scoping review can tell us about the prevalence and effect of cyberbullying on children and young people.

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Social media and suicide prevention

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Claire Niedzwiedz summarises a recent systematic review that provides a narrative synthesis of research into social media and suicide prevention.

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