talkhealth Twitter chats

From time to time, generally on a Wednesday, we will be on Twitter to talk about a specific topical health issue (# announced at the time of the Twitter chat), and quite often these will be around the subject of our Online Clinics. Look out for our tweets during the month to find out what the next topic up for discussion is. And if you would like to propose a topic please email us directly.

UPCOMING TWITTER CHATS

There are currently no twitter chats scheduled - keep returning to find out when the next one is

 

 

 

HOW TO TAKE PART

If you'd like to join in the conversation and have your say, here's what you need to do ...

How to find out what’s going on

  • You can follow the chat from your own timeline on the Twitter web site, but if it’s a large and busy chat it is easy to lose the thread of the conversation. There are a number of sites that allow you to follow a Twitter chat of your choice which can make it easier for you to participate.

    Tweetchat.com
    Twitterfall.com
    TweetGrid.com
    Twubs.com

  • If you use Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, you can add a column, via a search for the announced # in the search window in order to follow the conversation.

How to take part

  • Take a few minutes to read and scan some of the tweets around the announced # tag.
  • As with all Twitter activity, feel free to share tweets from within the chat with your network of Twitter followers by re-tweeting tweets and re-tweeting with comments. Don’t forget to use the announced # tag so others can see your comments & join the Twitter chat.
  • If you ask a question or respond to someone in the announced # chat, make sure you use the hashtag so everyone can be in on the conversation.
  • Make sure each time you use the announced # tag you stay on topic.
  • Please don't use our Tweet chat streams to market your own product or services.
  • We will tweet about the chat several days in advance. You might also want to let people know you’ll be participating in a talkhealth chat in advance, so please feel free to retweet talkhealth tweets and tweet about the chat yourself.

PREVIOUS TWITTER CHATS

 

 

Skin Twitter Chat

On Wednesday 21 September 2016 talkhealth teamed up with Mölnlycke Health Care, suppliers of Epaderm, to bring you a Twitter Chat about skin which included discussions about eczema, sensitive & dry skin and other skin conditions. This was scheduled alongside our online clinic on skin conditions.

If you need advice on controlling flare ups or emollient use then search on Twitter using #talkskin.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosacea Twitter Chat

On Wednesday 7th September we held a Rosacea Twitter Chat during our Online Clinic on Skin Conditions to include discussions around rosacea symptoms and treatments, psychological effects, and living with rosacea.

Join our rosacea forum for further discussion.

 

 

Psoriasis Shout Out Twitter Chat

On Wednesday 22nd June talkhealth facilitated a Twitter Chat event in support of the Psoriasis Shout Out Roadshow.

Psoriasis Shout Out, which is led by world leading psoriasis expert Professor Chris Griffiths, is a unique initiative created with the aim of bringing together and supporting patients who are living with psoriasis.

Discussions were had around psychological repercussions, menopause and psoriasis, sun protection, scalp itchiness, inverse psoriasis, skin temperature and diet.

Join our psoriasis forum for further discussion.

 

 

Rosacea Twitter Chat

On Tuesday 26th April we held a Twitter chat on rosacea which coincided with the launch of our new talkrosacea hub. Discussions were had around rosacea symptoms and treatments along with what it's like to live with rosacea.

Join our rosacea forum for further discussion.

 

#TakeaSEQondLook Twitter Chat

On 18th November SEQuaderma started the launch of their new campaign, along with a British Skin Foundation survey, to challenge the way we still (sometimes unwittingly) judge people by their appearance. We don't always realise that our judgements may hurt others and may lead to rejection and lost opportunities.

 

 

Winter Skin Twitter Chat

On November 11th 2015 talkhealth team up with Mölnlycke Health Care, suppliers of Epaderm, to bring you a Twitter Chat about winter skin to including discussion around moisturisation, hydration, how to apply emollients, types of emollients to use, hand care, emollient scale and differences in water content in emollients.

 

 

Epaderm Twitter Chat

On Wednesday 16 September 2015 talkhealth teamed up with Mölnlycke Health Care, suppliers of Epaderm, to bring you a Twitter Chat about skin. This was scheduled alongside our online clinic on skin conditions.

If you need advice on controlling flare ups or emollient use, then take a look at the chat here or search on Twitter using #talkskin.

 
Twitter chat for stoptober with talkhealth

Stoptober

During October, the nation’s 8 million smokers are encouraged to take part in the mass participation to quit smoking. Research shows that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay Smokefree, and Stoptober leads smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve this goal.

 

 
Twitter chat will be discussing stress and anxiety

Stress and Anxiety at Work

Our twitter chat on 15 October discussed stress and anxiety in the workplace. This was scheduled alongside our online clinic on stress and anxiety at work from 15-21 October.

With Richard Branson announcing (25/9/14) that Virgin Staff will be allowed to take as much holiday as they want, do you think this will actually lead to increased productivity as he hopes, and perhaps to a happier workforce who are less stressed and anxious?

 

 

Sensitive Skin

September's Twitter chat was sponsored by Surcare and all about sensitive skin. The Twitter chat coincided with the opening of the online clinic on skin conditions.

Sensitive skin is usually dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions. It is often thin and may also react easily to heat and cold, as well as some detergents and cosmetics. Why not take a look at our the Twitter chat by clicking here and see what everyone was talking about.

 

 

Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health

July's twitter chat centred around Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health - to complement the online clinic running at the same time - with sponsorship from Actavis, Intrapharm and HG Medicines. We were very pleased that our charity partners and some of our experts were also able to take part

 

National Epilepsy Awareness Week

This month to coincide with our first ever Online Clinic on Epilepsy and National Epilepsy week we'll be running our weekly twitter chat on Epilepsy.

 

Anxiety - Mental Health Awareness Week

Nearly a quarter of women suffer from constant anxiety, according to new figures on the state of the UK’s mental health.
22 per cent of women feel anxious a lot or all of the time, compared to 15 per cent of men. One in five people suffer from constant anxiety in everyday life.

 

National Stop Snoring week

28 April - 2 May 2014 is National Snoring week in the UK. To mark this we will be running our weekly twitter chat around the problems that you have with snoring and hopefully there will be some discussion of treatment options that might help.

 

Charities

On Sunday more than 30,000 people helped many Charities benefit from ‘a bumper year of donations’. Perhaps even more amazing is the news that more than half a billion pounds has been raised since 1981. Thinking about this we asked you to tell us who your favourite charity are and why...

 

Food Allergies

Have you, or your child got a food allergy? How do you find managing it on a daily basis? In conjunction with our NHS Choices Food Allergy clinic, we want to know your experiences of living with food allergies and the ways you've found that help manage them.

 

Should we pay a monthly membership fee for the NHS?

A recent report from think tank Reform has suggested changes to improve the economic fortunes of the NHS. These include charging adults in the UK £10 a month. Most people agree that the NHS needs more funding then it currently receives but how do you think this should be raised?

 

Purple Day

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26 annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.

 

Debt, depression and suicide

Following the apparent suicide of L'Wren Scott we discussed the effect that spiralling debts, being depressed and feelings of desparation can have on a someone's mental health

 

No Smoking Day

Smokers in across the UK are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which took place on Wednesday 12 March 2014. One in five UK adults smoke, but studies show around two thirds of smokers want to quit. The annual campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

 

Living with endometriosis

During Endometriosis Awareness Week we ran our NHS Choices clinic on gynaecology. Therefore, in our Twitter chat we discussed living with endometriosis.

 

Vitamins - more harm than good?

Articles such as this have claimed that excess vitamin E can raise the risk of prostate cancer. So this week we asked for your views on vitamins - useful supplements to a healthly diet or dangerous unknowns that should be avoided? (24 Feb)

 

Neknomination

Twitter chat about the online drinking game that became a viral craze worldwide and the reported cause of several deaths.

 

Has charity promotion gone too far to get the shock factor?

Shocking ads include - https://www.wecometogether.org/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDU1XEAWkxE

 

Sugar v Fat - What's worse?

This chat was following the BBC Horizon program where twins experiemented by eating fat only and sugar only diets and monitored theirweight changes.

 

Should eCigs be banned for under 18's?

This chat centred around a UK law being debated as to whether e-cigarettes should be banned for under 18s.

 

We hope you enjoy and have fun in our Twitter chats as they also provide an opportunity to meet people interested in the same topics and a great way to grow your own Twitter network.

We look forward to meeting you in one of our Twitter chats soon!