Quest Monday News Issue 31: 4 April 2022
Stress Awareness Month 2022
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. The last two years have been the most challenging we have faced and in 2020 our services were overwhelmed by people that are struggling and seeking support. This year our theme is Community. We have chosen this theme because lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can lead to mental illness.
#WakeUpWednesday: What parents need to know about Facebook
Most people know the story by now. What started out as a morally questionable (but technically accomplished) mechanism for rating female college students’ pictures evolved into the flagship platform of a planet-spanning multi-billion-dollar empire – making a household name of its creator and adding an entirely new dimension to the 21st-century concept of ‘friendship’.
Facebook’s slightly questionable beginnings may seem a lifetime ago now, but similar concerns and controversies have continued to haunt the platform even during its phenomenal growth. Our updated #WakeUpWednesday guide to the social media titan alerts trusted adults to potential issues with inappropriate content, oversharing and contact from strangers.
How the government plans to implement the Liberty Protection Safeguards
Tim Spencer-Lane outlines how the draft updated Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice sets out how the new scheme for authorising deprivations of liberty should be put into practice