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Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?

Scrolling through our social media feeds feels like a harmless part of our daily lives. But is it actually as harmless at seems? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long term consequences on our mental health. As social media continues to become part of the fabric of modern life – the “digital layer” – abstinence is becoming less of an option. Bailey think it’s high time we learned to practice safe social before it’s too late. What are the common triggers? How are they affecting you over time? How can you create a more positive experience online? Bailey covers this and more in “Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?”

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seeing a GP


Listen to The Dukebox, a podcast for MHS students run by the SRC. On YouTube and Spotify.
You can also listen to The Dukebox, as well as The Isolation Diaries on the SRC's YouTube channel.

Seeing the school counsellor

Not met with a counsellor before? Watch this video to see what it's like

Settling in at a new school

Sometimes changing school can be tough.

You have to make new friends, learn a new way to get to school and get used to new ways of doing things.

It might help to remember that everyone in YR 9 feels like this, and every student at MHS has done this before you. 

Talk to people you meet, ask them how they are settling in. They might just be your new best friend.


This guide was created by;


Ms Tania Sheko      Ms Jennifer Mill 


Ms Cecilia Martin  Ms Catherine Morton