@ACPbulletin on Twitter has recently passed the 3,000 followers mark. For those new to Twitter, the ACP shares stories related to children and young people’s mental health/wellbeing, child psychotherapy and child development. We on the media team trawl through the mass of publications and other organisations posting stories and articles about things that ACP members and others might be interested in, so that it’s all there in one easy place. It's an excellent resource with a mind of useful information for all those interested in, or working in the field of mental health. Recent stories posted or shared by the ACP have incuded:
- How Harry Potter Helped Me Survive My Experience in Care: http://tinyurl.com/znr82ja
- Sexual harassment of girls at school: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37352218
- How personality emerges early in life: http://tinyurl.com/hcnlgsm
- Can apps improve your mental wellbeing? http://tinyurl.com/h96r5kn
- The new child support system and its impact on domestic abuse survivers: http://tinyurl.com/jl74dte
- Ten things about childhood trauma that teachers need to know: http://tinyurl.com/zhgma8z
Our tweets are read by politicians, teachers, psychologists, counsellors, parents and others. Recent feedback from members new to Twitter has been that it’s a useful resource at one click to be able to have so much relevant information in one place, without having to search for it.
"I have spent so much time trying to find resources and suddenly realised I can access them with one click. Well done ACP."
The easiest way to see what’s being tweeted is just to go to the ACP website and click on the Twitter logo (the little bird), which takes you straight there without any need to sign up for anything or provide your own details to Twitter.
We are planning our own ACP Twitter campaigns to highlight issues of interest to ACP members, where we focus for a week at a time on a particular topic such as education and mental health, infant mental health, self harm and anxiety. We also have young people who contribute and help us with our news stories and our tweets. We share our thoughts and expertise on these topics, as well as finding articles and research in this area. We are always looking for ACP or members who are happy to help with particular specialist areas and might write a few tweets, so please let me know if you think you could help.
Or if you are a parent, a mental health professional or a young person, we would like to hear from you. Come and join us @ACPbulletin.
Feedback on the kinds of stories we cover is always welcome!