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CharityComms podcast: Wellbeing in the age of social media

22 June 2021

Scary, stressful, and challenging: three words that may come to mind if you manage social media channels for your organisation. Over the past year, social has become central to how organisations disseminate information to their audiences and as a result teams have become even more stretched in delivering content and growing audiences. As pressures grow it is likely that wellbeing has taken a back seat as it becomes more and more difficult to switch off. In addition to all that, the world of social media can also be a very negative place which can take its toll.

That’s why it was only right to have one of the masterminds behind the #ReclaimSocial movement take over this episode. This week you will hear from Tereza Litsa, who is the social media manager and trainer at Lightful and her three guests Hannah Lattimer, social media manager, Samaritans, Beth Kanter, trainer, virtual facilitator, non-profit innovator and wellbeing specialist and Jake Edwards, communications assistant and social media lead at Mermaids as they discuss what wellbeing looks like in the age of social media.

Wellbeing in the age of social media

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Tereza’s guests share tips about how they support their teams when dealing with social media crises and crafting responses along with how they share wellbeing action plans to ensure they know what stress looks like to each other.

So if you are currently working in the world of social and want to look beyond the algorithm and focus on improving your wellbeing and those of your colleagues then this podcast is definitely for you!

Also, if you are looking for any additional resources, the Charity Comms wellbeing guide for comms professionals shares some great tips too. Remember, it’s a resource that we hope will continue to be relevant so if you feel you’re your organisation is making great strides in ensuring staff wellbeing is a focus then please get in touch to share your tips.

And if there’s something you’d like to hear about or if you’ve got any questions for us, you can catch us on Twitter, I’m @LaurenHaizel. Or head over to the CharityComms twitter page – @CharityComms. Alternatively, you can reach me at my CharityComms email, which is in the episode description.

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Listen to this episode on AudioBoom from your desktop or download from Spotify or from the podcast app on your iPhone. You can also access a full transcription of the podcast here.

Lauren Obeng-Owusu

Events and membership assistant, CharityComms