Reclaim Social Podcast – Listen to Episode 2
We’re excited to publish the second episode of the Reclaim Social Podcast. We’ve had very positive feedback with the first episode so we’re excited to keep the podcast going!
This month we’ve talked to John McGuirk and Liam McKinnon from OTR Bristol.
Off the Record (OTR) Bristol is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25. They are providing a range of services that support and enable young people to recognise their capabilities. Social media is a key part of many of their projects as it allows them to raise their voices and form a community of people who want to support their work.
Listen to the second episode
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Social media, young people, and mental health
We’ve had a very interesting conversation with Liam and John and we’ve talked among other things about:
– OTR’s involvement in the #ReclaimSocial campaign and how they think social media can be a more positive tool
– The importance of using social media to connect young people to communities and each other
– The feedback they are receiving from young people who attend their training and therapeutic services
– How young people are dealing with social media
– The questions they tend to receive from young people around social media and mental health
– How we can all improve our social media posting habits with the technique of ‘active listening’
– John’s ‘Ask me Anything’ video series to encourage people to ask him questions around mental health
– How Liam started as a user at OTR
– The optimism in seeing young people using social media to drive change
– How we can all use social media and tech for good
As you can imagine, we’ve talked about many interesting topics and we promised that we’ll plan a second episode together to continue the conversation.
What makes Liam, John and everyone at OTR stand out is their passion and their enthusiasm about their work and we certainly felt inspired to support them as much as possible.
- Diffusion Programme (training courses to support and promote young people’s mental health)
Listen to the second episode
The Lightful team shares their reflections and hopes this International Women’s Day (IWD).
At Lightful, we believe that trust is a key foundation for our economy and society. Building Trust is at the heart of what we do at Lightful. Our three Co-Founders, Carlos Miranda, Vinay Nair, and Johnny Murnane, all arrived at this conclusion through quite different journeys. They had various backgrounds in impact investing, tech and consulting with the charity sector. They would work with incredible nonprofits, but when they engaged with them online, their websites and social media presence didn’t do justice to the power and impact of their organisation. If you visit a website with out of date information, or broken links etc, you are not filled with confidence that the organisation is trustworthy. You wouldn’t buy from a retailer with a website like that - so why would you donate money or promote the cause? It makes it feel a bit unreliable, and so lending your support or funds could be risky. This creates a real problem for nonprofits, limiting their reach and ability to raise unrestricted funds from everyday donors and others. They set up Lightful to tackle this key problem of building trust.
The fourth episode for S02 of the Reclaim Social Podcast is now live! 🎉
The third episode for S02 of the Reclaim Social Podcast is now live! 🎉
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