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‘Mental Health in a Connected Age: the impacts and opportunities of social media ‘

10th July at 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Location: The Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Lecture title: ‘Mental Health in a Connected Age: the impacts and opportunities of social media ‘

Speaker: Dr Dickon Bevington, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Free to attend!

What is an adolescent? How do the minds of adolescents grow, and what makes for a healthy or an unhealthy mind?  Does social media make any difference to the process of making minds, and how should what we know affect what we do with our phones and tablets?  Dr Bevington will talk about the development of brains and minds and how the new environment of digital connectivity both changes everything and changes nothing.  Where there are cautions they will be as much for the adults around young people as for young people, and the opportunities from social media that go along with the risks are not ignored.

Dickon is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for CPFT, working in the CASUS team (for young people with Substance Use difficulties) and the Darwin Centre (the adolescent in-patient unit) and he is also the Medical Director of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, which is an internationally reputed charity whose mission is to help innovate, develop and disseminate the next generation of psychological and social interventions for children, young people and families. Dickon teaches and speaks nationally and internationally and has published various books, book chapters and scientific papers on evidence for treatments, and is working with risk and adolescents whose experience of past help may have been less than helpful.

These talks are aimed at the lay person and are very topical and informative. To reserve a place simply sign up via our Eventbrite page(www.m4mlecture.eventbrite.co.uk) or if you are a member of the Trust please contact the NHS Foundation Trust Membership Office tel: 01223 256 256 or email: foundation.trust@addenbrookes.nhs.uk


10th July
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
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