A Different Conversation About Social Media and Mental Health

In today’s episode, Nick and I are talking about social media and mental health, but perhaps not on the topics most of us are used to hearing on this subject. 

We chat about online bullying and harassment; ‘the victims and victimizers’. 

We talk about information overload, and the need to have an opinion and use your voice. 

We dive into body image in the metaverse, parasocial relationships, and the impact of visibility.  

It was a fascinating conversation about social media and mental health and I hope you enjoy it!

Nick Smallman is the founder and CEO of Working Voices. He has been at the top of his profession for two decades and in recent years has turned his attention to the perilous relationship between humans and technology.

Over the last 20 years, Nick has developed more than 50 courses, workshops, and seminars in all areas of human communication. He has lectured at the London Business School and Columbia Business School and counts some of the world’s most successful companies as his clients such as JP Morgan, Sony Music, Goldman Sachs, and BlackRock. He works with politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as with charities and non-profit organisations, and enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Nick: https://yourlifeonsocialmedia.com

Follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickSmallman 

Some resources that may help you if you feel social media is affecting your mental health or general wellbeing:

Great Resources: 


Help for Online Bullying: 


Online Mental Health: 


Make Social Media Work For (Rather Than Against) Your Mental Health: 



Cassie is an ex-social media strategist turned certified digital wellbeing consultant, coach and speaker. She’s on a mission to help individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape, improve your overall wellbeing, and equip you with the tools necessary to thrive in a tech-driven future.

Learn more about Cassie: https://cassiewidders.co.uk/
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