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Social Media Roundtable

27 February 2013

Young People, Social Media and Suicide Prevention: Roundtable

One of our Commissioners, Sam Mostyn, will facilitate a discussion on young people, social media and suicide prevention in Melbourne later this month.

The roundtable hosted by Mindframe and Young and Well CRC, will bring together a range of experts with an interest in mental health and social media.

Easy access to the internet these days’ means people, particularly young people are turning to social media rather than their friends and family to express themselves.  Social media like most things, has its benefits and drawbacks. While it is a useful tool to connect and inform a wide audience, it can sometimes be an isolating place. The Roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss the risks, challenges and opportunities to use social media to promote mental health and suicide prevention, connect with new audiences and address issues of discrimination.

With a career spanning business, politics, science, the arts, the non-for-profit sector and sport Sam will bring a range of insights to the day.

You can find out more about Sam and the experiences she brings to the National Mental Health Commission on our ‘Our People’ page. For instance, did you know that she was the first female to be appointed as an AFL Commissioner? Read more and catch up with all of our Commissioners.

You can also connect with Sam on twitter.

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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