#IHMayDay

Tweeting for empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing

Melissa Sweet, Lynore Geia, Pat Dudgeon, Kerry MCCALLUM

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Objective: This paper examines the themes of #IHMayDay, a day-long Twitter discussion about Indigenous health led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on 1 May 2014. Method: The Symplur analytics tool was used to identify the Twitter activity associated with #IHMayDay. This paper reviews the content of 423 tweets that were tweeted and retweeted by 346 individuals and 108 organisations. Results: Issues related to social and emotional wellbeing were dominant, and the analysis highlights the empowering nature of the strengths-based discourse. Conclusions: Twitter-based events such as #IHMayDay and initiatives such as the rotated, curated account @IndigenousX are powerful platforms for learning, exchange, advocacy and dialogue about the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-640
Number of pages5
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Sweet, Melissa ; Geia, Lynore ; Dudgeon, Pat ; MCCALLUM, Kerry. / #IHMayDay : Tweeting for empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing. In: Australasian Psychiatry. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 636-640.
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#IHMayDay : Tweeting for empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing. / Sweet, Melissa; Geia, Lynore; Dudgeon, Pat; MCCALLUM, Kerry.

In: Australasian Psychiatry, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2015, p. 636-640.

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