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

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

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

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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

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

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Liam Preston MP

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Jim Fitz MP

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Becky Inkster, Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge

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Kate Hollern MP

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Chris Elmore MP, APPG Chair

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Sir David Amess MP

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Ian Lucas MP

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Coleen Fletcher MP

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Mike Hill MP

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Jan Nixon, Rise Above, Public Health England

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Karin Smyth MP

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Gareth Snell MP

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Sandy Martin MP

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Helen Whatley MP

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Tulip Siddiq MP

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Yewande Okuleye, Research Associate, University of Leicester

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Fiona Owasanya MP

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Andrew Gwynne MP

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Nic Dakin MP

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Tom Brake MP

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Neil Parish MP

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Ben Bradley MP

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William Wragg MP

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Mhairi Black MP

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Judith Cummins MP

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Tan Dhesi MP

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Mims Davies MP

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Tracy Brabin MP

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Bambos Charalambous MP

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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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