This event is an opportunity to hear from experts about the impact social media has on young people’s health, and to discuss your own experiences with others in the audience.
Mental health nurse and children’s cognitive behavioural therapist Cara Lisette will be joined on a panel by Phoebe Orsmond (Youth Theatre assistant and Young Programmers Coordinator for Storyhouse); a member of Storyhouse Young Leaders and Manchester-based Mental Health Charity 42nd Street.
Come along with questions about your own or a friend’s experiences, or submit them anonymously before the event.
Cara Lisette is a registered mental health nurse and qualified children’s psychological therapist who has worked in the field of young people’s mental health for 13 years.
She has experienced her own mental health difficulties since her early teens and is in recovery from anorexia. She also has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder which was recognised in her early twenties.
As a result of these difficulties, she is passionate about raising awareness around mental health and mental illness, and the importance of challenging stigma.
She has worked both with charities and independently for a number of years through public speaking and writing for various publications around the topic of mental health.
She is also the author of the best selling book The Eating Disorder Recovery Journal, an interactive self help book for people experiencing eating difficulties. Her second book, The Bipolar Disorder Journal, is due out in June, and follows a similar format, helping people to manage their illness through a series of creative and therapy based activities.
She runs a successful blog, www.caras-corner.com, which focuses on eating disorder recovery and also wider mental health and wellbeing, and dedicates her social media presence (@caralisette on Twitter and Instagram) to discussing mental health, feminism and politics.