Mental Health Politics: Activism on Social Media in Health, Social and Political Crisis.
I work with mental health charities, services, and young adult activists to gain a deeper understanding of on and offline mental health activism and how it is a political issue that affects young people. The study generates knowledge around social movements online that promote mental health awareness and advocacy which create and allow for participation in digital communities. Through qualitative and social media data the study contributes knowledge for both professionals and the public to develop a clearer understanding of how to communicate with young adults about mental health. Its findings provide information to improve interventions, support services and advise professionals who represent young people in civil society.
MA in Social Research (University of York)
BA in Social Anthropology (Queen’s University Belfast)
Presented at the Researching Brexit Conference 2019, Hosted by the NINE DTP.
Part of the ‘Brexit Aftermath’s’ Research Network, WRDTP, ESRC.
Specialist Note-Taker, York St John University.