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Can social media be used to spread positive messages encouraging mental health awareness? In the first of this five-part special, Katie asks mental health campaigners, young people and researchers their views on using the platform for mental health promotion.


  • Johnny Benjamin MBE, award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #findMike, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal, went viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide.

  • Cheryl Adamson-Crete & Adeleye Temilade, Plugging In Young Advisors

  • Molly Davies, PhD student on the Genetic Links to Depression & Anxiety study (run by Prof Thalia Eley & Dr Gerome Breen)

  • Tilly Minchin, Liv Yeadon-Rae, George Maple & Elizabeth Lee, Placement students at King's College London

Trigger warnings

Please note that this episode makes references to suicide.

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