Connecting people, connecting support through Instagram

Connecting people, connecting support through Instagram

Instagram post by Rachel Bew

We have been working in partnership with staff and students at Queen Margaret University (allied health professionals and many others) for over four years now. We recently had the opportunity to work with second year media and film students to create a helpful video guide into how to use Instagram to share the work of allied health professionals. We wanted to share who we are, how we can help and ways to develop self-management hints and tips on living well – using images and short messages.

To help us to start using Instagram, the media and film students developed a 5 minute short video that is fun and user friendly. The video uses the format of whiteboard drawings to help describe the process of posting an Instagram and also giving helpful tips on how to get the most out of the app. The video aims to encourage allied health professionals (& anyone else) who may not feel confident or experienced in using social media.

The video can be viewed below:

 

 

We are just beginning to develop our understanding of the potential of Instagram and have set up the AHPDementia instragram account which our Alzheimer Scotland AHP students on placement and our Occupational Therapy interns use. Have a look at the account and tell us what you think.

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