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The Royal Society Of Public Health found social media is more addictive than smoking and alcohol and that using social media for more than two hours per day is associated with poor self-rating of mental health, increased levels of psychological distress and suicidal ideation.

And with young people saying 4/5 most popular platforms increase anxiety

Isn’t it time we took a step back to reevaluate our relationship with our devices?

1/5 young people say they wake up during the night to check messages on social media.

7/10 have experienced cyberbullying, with 37% of young people saying they experience cyberbullying on a high-frequency basis.

As many as 9/10 teenage girls say they are unhappy with their body, which is massively impacted by the heavily edited, perfect images on social media.

Digital Detox Day raises awareness about the negative impact social media can have on our mental health, and helps people to form healthier relationships with their devices.

The campaign is a collaboration between LUSH, Zoe Sugg, and mental health organisation #IAMWHOLE founded by Jordan Stephens. 

Digital Detox Day will take place all over the world on 5th September, when we will be asking people to step away from their phones for one whole day. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We need YOUR help to spread the word about this campaign far and wide, so that as many people as possible can join the conversation and access the tips, advice and support they need to make social media work better for their mental health. 

On the 4th of September, please share a post on your social media using our campaign symbol (pictured: the #IAMWHOLE circle with the word ‘OFF’ written inside) and tag it with #DigitalDetoxDay and @IAMWHOLEUK. 

We want this to act like an ‘out of office’ so people can let their followers know that they will not be online on DDD, 5th September. 

SUPPORTING YOU

CYBER BULLYING

BODY IMAGE

ANXIETY

DIGITAL BOUNDRIES

HUMAN CONNECTION

 IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH ANY OF THE ISSUES RAISED IN THIS CAMPAIGN YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT HERE:

DIGITAL DETOX DAY BATH BOMB

Buy a bath bomb specially created for LUSH by Zoe Sugg and Jordan Stephens to raise funds for grassroots Mental Health Charities

IF YOU’RE A GRASSROOTS MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN APPLY TO ACCESS FUNDING