Iphone on a desk with social media folder open on its screen

Mindless scrolling, swiping and liking has become a natural part of everyday life. On the commute? Check Insta. Waiting for an appointment? Log into Facebook. Friends late for drinks? Scroll through Twitter. The amount of time we are spending on social media, although it may feel like it’s just passing the time, can have an effect on how we feel, how we see ourselves and also how we perceive other people.

On Thursday 10th October it is World Mental Health Day, so to get us all thinking a little more about our wellbeing and how social media can effect it, we invited Dr Alex George (of Love Island fame, but also a doctor IRL) to share his advice on how we can all feel a little better about our online lives with a (well needed) social media detox.

Take it away, Dr…