This post is what happened AFTER that!
I did a one hour webinar for Mental Health First Aid instructors, arranged via Mental Health First Aid of Missouri, called “Hashtag #MHFA: How we can both #endstigma, promote #ALGEE, and engage potential “first aiders” via social media outlets.” Here is the formal description of the training:
“The presentation gave an overview of 4 social media tools & a planning platform MHFA Instructors can use to promote the values of MHFA, advocate to #endstigma, and to engage the public and/or potential “first aiders” to become involved. It discussed how these tools work together, how to define and find your best audience, and how to use the planning platform to develop a basic social media campaign. It also discussed engagement vs. “posting”, and how to build a community, and analyze your “reach”.
I’m not going to re-hash (get it, re-HASH) the entire training here, but during that training I realized I had a list of resources I could not only share with those instructors, but also with YOU, my readers, to help with your #SocialMedia Adventures.
Among the links are also links about the #TwitterTakeover, feel free to check those out and share away!
if you don’t want the MHFA specific starter kit, there is another free Social Media Starter Kit here.
- Branding Guidelines are important for your own #socialmedia, and when you are partnering with any organization they are even more important. The Guidelines for Mental Health First Aid’s Branding are available via National Council here.
- Post Schedulers & Tools (*some tools are linked to Affiliate accounts because I love them THAT much! You don’t pay any different for them, sometimes you get a discount!):
- CDC Planning Tools
- PostCron post scheduler
- IFTTT (If this ____ then that____) where you trigger actions in one place from actions in another!
- Tweet Jukebox (for revolving general tweets) They have paid versions, but I love their free one!
- Post Planner post scheduler
- Hootsuite (post scheduler that also works with Instagram)
- Buffer post scheduler
- ManyCam (screen/video recording software)
- References used in my presentation:
If you want to learn more about using social media in advocacy work, or with your social worker public health organization, and you’re in Kansas City or need #CEU’s, click here and check out this July 7th, 2016 in person CEU training by Missouri NASW.
I hope to see you on the inter-webs! Let me know what fun you create with these tools, or if you know of any others!
Now get out there and go create the next big thing!