All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

Building on the findings of the #StatusofMind report by RSPH, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing was established in March 2018.

The group's purpose is to build upon the evidence base of the impact of social media upon young people’s mental health and wellbeing; to raise the political profile of the issue, and to drive policy change that mitigates the negatives and maximises the positives of social media for young people.

The APPG has launched an inquiry into how to manage the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

APPG inquiry

The APPG has launched an inquiry into managing the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing

APPG members

Members of the APPG on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

MPs and stakeholders joined RSPH to mark the launch of the APPG in Parliament on 18 April 2018

William Wragg MP, Secretary, welcomes the launch of the APPG

Dr Becky Inkster, Neuroscientist at Cambridge University, speaks on the need for social media platforms to get serious about mental wellbeing

Niamh McDade (RSPH) and the team at Studio Output discuss how to maximise the positives whilst mitigating the negatives of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Ed Morrow (RSPH) and Desmond Swayne, MP for New Forest West, discuss plans for the APPG

Liam Preston MP

Jim Fitz MP

Becky Inkster, Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge

Kate Hollern MP

Chris Elmore MP, APPG Chair

Sir David Amess MP

Ian Lucas MP

Coleen Fletcher MP

Mike Hill MP

Jan Nixon, Rise Above, Public Health England

Karin Smyth MP

Gareth Snell MP

Sandy Martin MP

Helen Whatley MP

Tulip Siddiq MP

Yewande Okuleye, Research Associate, University of Leicester

Fiona Owasanya MP

Andrew Gwynne MP

Nic Dakin MP

Tom Brake MP

Neil Parish MP

Ben Bradley MP

William Wragg MP

Mhairi Black MP

Judith Cummins MP

Tan Dhesi MP

Mims Davies MP

Tracy Brabin MP

Bambos Charalambous MP

Barbara Keeley MP

Secretariat functions are provided by RSPH. If you would like to be informed of the next meeting or would like more information on how you can get involved please email Niamh McDade. Find out more about the terms of reference here.

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