Actor Will Poulter leaves social media to focus on his mental health
January 4, 2019
By: Jenna Rachid
Less than a week after the release of Netflix’s Black Mirror movie Actor Will Poulter decides to leave social media for his mental health, the Independent reports.
Poulter, who plays a genius game creator in the latest episode Bandersnatch, chose to step back from Twitter, stating: ‘In light of my recent experiences I am choosing to take a step back, of sorts, from Twitter.
‘Before I do, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched Bandersnatch and for their responses (whatever they may be) to the material we created.’
The actor struggled to cope with the positives and negatives of social media. He concluded his announcement to leave by thanking fans for their support.
The end of the festive period and the start of a new year can prompt many to want to bring about changes. The Huffington Post spoke to Mark Rowland, Chief Executive for the Mental Health Foundation, to find out how we can better look after our mental health in the new year.
Rowlands tips include showing compassion to yourself, removing unnecessary apps, staying connected with the people you care about and looking out for those who may be struggling.
The UKCP has also published tips and advice from UKCP psychotherapists on overcoming winter blues. Like UKCP Rowland talks about the importance of making time for the things you enjoy and recognising when you need to reach out for help.
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