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Netflix and Instagram release a new self-care series to help young people cope during the coronavirus pandemic

Netflix and Instagram release a new self-care series to help young people cope during the coronavirus pandemic
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Netflix and Instagram launched a brand new series last week, called Wanna Talk About It?, aiming to help support young people during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Some of Netflix’s biggest stars will be taking part in the new series, which includes the stars chatting to mental health professionals about their own advice and tips for coping during lockdown or self-isolation situations. 

The live series will take place every Thursday on the Netflix US Instagram page and is set to feature stars including Alisha Boe from 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin, and star of Cheer Jerry Harris, to name a few.

Each week one of the actors will speak to a mental health expert about self-care and the importance of looking after yourself during this global pandemic. 

Topics will include self-care, sleep, and how to stay connected during social distancing.

With Statista reporting that 36% of Instagram’s users are under the age of 24, the social media platform’s partnership with Netflix makes sense as Netflix quickly booms in popularity. 

The mental health series with Netflix isn’t the only change Instagram has been making either. The platform has had to make a few updates including the trialing of hiding likes on posts to help combat the negative effects of social media pressures. 

As well as that, some other changes have included the Restrict option and more recently, Instagram has also announced its new Thank You Hour sticker to show appreciation for front-line workers and those out working during the coronavirus pandemic. 

With so many people at home during the coronavirus outbreak, it’s not just young adults that is a cause for concern - 35% of people working from home say their mental health has worsened. For some useful tips on how to take care of yourself during this pandemic, read our advice on how to look after your mental health when working from home.