Instagram helps students cope with stress



Instagram has launched an online magazine to give students advice and support around mental health during exam season. The Facebook-owned social media platform is working with crisis support service for young people The Mix, and charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm).


The online magazine, called #GramFam, features input and advice from a number of celebrities and influencers, including actress and campaigner Jameela Jamil and Love Islands Dr Alex George. Instagram said it had found the use of the hashtag #examstress on the platform had risen 640% between March and May 2018. The Mix said it had seen usage of its service increase among young people by 114% on this time last year.


Its chief executive Chris Martin said: Year on year we see more young people struggling with stress during exam season, which is why our partnership with Instagram, Calm and all the fantastic contributors to #GramFam is so relevant.


Simon Gunning added: Were delighted to bring our #GramFam campaign with The Mix and Instagram to life with this #GramFam Live event, centred around supporting young people through the difficult revision and exam period.