So… social media, pretty crazy stuff, right? No matter which platform you use or how much you use it, we’re sure that you can agree that the different social media platforms have had a significant impact on our world. Its true influence is rather difficult to comprehend, but you have probably noticed how you are drawn to whichever platform you are using. Sure, it helps you stay in touch with your friends, connect with new people, read news, find more information about the next cool event and much more. But is there also a darker side to social media? By now, we can confidently say that there is. We have felt it when we start comparing ourselves to others on Instagram or become outraged about something someone else said on Twitter or Facebook for example. Cases such as these, which are just the tip of the iceberg, have a quite harsh impact on our mental well-being and slowly but surely bring us down. Is it all worth it? Is there something that we can do to protect ourselves against the negative impact and empower the more positive sides of social media use?
Topics like these are at the core of “From Pain to Spain: Seeking solutions to modern problems”. This youth exchange will bring together 42 participants from 5 different countries in order to explore the realms of social media and mental health together. The 8 activity days will be filled with workshops, group discussions, games and more. Everything is based on non-formal methods so you can expect to have a lot of fun while you are learning about important topics. Do you need any prior knowledge or experience to join this event? Not at all; all you need is curiosity and a bit of courage to embark on this adventure together with us. If this sparked your interest, then make sure to keep reading!