It’s OK to Talk is an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aims to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health, and seek help. The It's Ok to Talk programme comprised three core activities: It's Ok to Talk website, events and workshops, and a social media campaign.

14th May 2018 • comment

This research paper from H, Riesch of Brunel University provokes those interested in the use of online spaces for large-scale engagement with science to think beyond the idealised notion and expectation of orderly deliberative spaces for ‘rational’ debate but to embrace fruitful disruption of such spaces as potentially productive in disrupting power and stimulating a  genuine engagement.

5th February 2018 • comment

A clear and accessible introduction to evaluation of social media linked to community radio initiatives but with wider application. 

25th July 2016 • comment

an extensive introduction to the growing and changing role of social media in communication with an emphasis on developing country experience.

25th July 2016 • comment

A blog post from Kissmetrics describing how best to get started with social media measurement. Whilst primarily business and Northern focused this post nevertheless clearly explains the general steps of how to evaluate social media and incudes links to social media tracking tools that are useful for CE activities using social media.

25th July 2016 • comment

A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.

21st July 2016 • comment

This annotated bibliography is a useful tool for those looking to analyse and visualise networks as a way to evaluate community engagement projects.

18th July 2016 • comment

A summary and evaluation of the Khuluma project which provides psychosocial support for HIV positive adolescents in South Africa using mobile technology.

16th June 2016 • comment

Workshop Report: Discussion on the ethical, social and cultural issues that surround research into food, health and the environment as well as the best ways of producing activities that inform, consult and collaborate with communities.

7th January 2016 • comment