City conference to explore impact of social media on workers’ mental health

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A conference taking place in the city today will examine how information overload is causing anxiety, stress and reduced productivity among Irish workers.

Speakers will consider how to offset the darker psychological effects of social media – and relieve the constant pressure to “stay connected”.

The French government passed a law this year, giving workers the right to ask their employers not to contact them outside office hours.

The conference gets underway at NUI Galway’s Cairnes School of Business at 9.30 this morning, and pre-registration is required.

Dr Eoin Whelan says while new workplace policies are needed, individuals should also monitor their own social media consumption.