[CANCER] Making the best use of counselling for #BreastCancer

Today it was counselling day, and I thought that with NEAD I would be super happy and starting to talk about when we stop...   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet time again - counselling - my head is a jumble. Last day of work today before a month of switching that part of my brain off ;-) #busylivingwithmets A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Aug 1, 2019 at 3:01am PDT…

[CANCER] Life has shrunk despite #busylivingwithmets

Despite attempts to keep life 'as normal as possible', it really does feel like this secondary diagnosis has shrunk my world in the way that the primary diagnosis didn't. The impact of having to undergo further heavy duty chemotherapy and radiotherapy less than a year after finishing the first lot has had a visible impact upon my energy levels, and I am also noticeably struggling more mentally than I did before, trying to keep myself…

[MEDIA] Talking about Social Media, Young People and the @socialmediaAPPG Report on @PremierRadio

So, the BBC published this story off the back of the report I blogged about earlier, highlighting: The report acknowledged there was still a lack of robust scientific evidence that social media actually causes mental health problems in young people, but it said precautionary measures should be taken to minimise any potential harm. The report's main recommendations include: creating a Social Media Health Alliance, funded by a 0.5% tax on the profits of social media companies,…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘How bad is social media for my mental health’ with @BBCRadio4 Beyond Today Podcast

Earlier today I recorded for the Beyond Today podcast on social media and mental health, and the moral panics that surround technology, when there are many other underlying factors which need far more attention: Listen to the interview   Some related links: Self-harm and social media: a knee-jerk ban on content could actually harm young people Six triggers of stress and depression in children and how you can help Reading the Riots on Twitter (Farida Vis) Suicide rates rise…

[RESEARCH] Quoted in Government Report on Social Media, Screen Use, and Health for @CommonsSTC

In April 2018 I had evidence accepted by the Select Commons Committee, investigating social media/screen use and young people's health. We have just published the Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. Read it here: https://t.co/qVLOIM9qRF — Science and Technology Committee (@CommonsSTC) January 31, 2019 Today, the government published it's report on the Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health (PDF), and I have…
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