Nearly nine in ten (88%) UK adults are online and, when it comes to young people, internet usage is near ubiquitous (98% of 16-24-year-olds). While 40% of the world’s population is on social media, here in the UK that figure jumps to 66%. And it plays a big role in our lives; the average person spends around two hours a day surfing these platforms. In this post we take a look at the benefits and the negatives of social media, before outlining some tangible steps you can take to make social media work for you.
Losing a loved one to suicide is often described as ‘grief with the volume turned up’. To start with, you have to cope with all the difficult emotions typically associated with losing somebody, which can be a traumatic experience in its own right.But losing someone to suicide adds an additional layer of complex reactions, making coping even more of a challenge.