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Join our webchat on 25 June discussing social media as a mental health patient support tool

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You can join our webchat at 1pm on 25 June 2013 debating the use of social media for mental health nurses

The chat will be hosted by Victoria Betton, deputy director of strategy and partnerships at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Vanessa Garrity, lead nurse for specialist services at Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.

Mental health service users are increasingly using social media as part of their recovery.

It is argued that nurses have an important role to play in helping people use social media to improve their mental health.

  • How important is it for mental health nurses to have knowledge of social media to help service users stay safe online?
  • How can social media aid mental health patients?

Read more about their work in the article: Benefits of social media for nurses and service users

Unable to join us? Post your questions below and we’ll enter them into the debate for you.


25 June, 1pm


Nursing Times webchat homepage


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