Social media is an incredibly useful and powerful tool which can help you to engage people around the world. While many of us will use social media for personal use, social media is increasingly used by organisations to engage members of the public. However, not everyone is up to speed with social media, which does change at a rapid pace. Here, we provide you with some simple guides to social media, including some templates to help you develop your digital social media strategy, which is a good step in helping you to understand why you want to use social media and how you will do so.
Simon R. Stones BSc (Hons) is a multi-award winning patient advocate, consultant and researcher from Bolton in the United Kingdom. He was recognised in 2019 as one of the top 100 most influential people with disabilities in the UK, and was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with chronic conditions and invisible illnesses, inspired and empowered by his own journey with juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood, as well as a carer for his mother. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, a trustee of Fibromyalgia Action UK and RAiISE, board member of the European Network for Children with Arthritis (ENCA) and President of the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA).