Social Media distress
Social media has a significant influence on us nowadays, especially on children and young adults. It’s no secret social media is designed to be addictive. Receiving positive reactions to something you post on social media releases dopamine, which in turn stimulates the reward centre of our brain. The opposite unfortunately can however result in anxiety, depression or even worse.
Do you feel that your online activity is replacing meaningful real life connections? Are you sad when your post doesn’t get many likes? Do you heavily react to negative comments? Does this negatively effects your mood or lowers your self-esteem? Then talk to us. Don’t let it take over your life entirely.
Joanna Bessert-Nettelbeck (Founder)
The Helpnet focus is the client. I wanted to create a place where anybody could get help. Whenever you want; in your mother tongue and preferably with someone having or knowing your cultural background. And despite what people think, getting help is not a weakness but a real strength. Because it takes strength to confront your “demons”, looking them in the eye and not hide from them.
Tilo Held, Counsellor
Since I have had some unconvincing experiences with appointment portals, I was very interested in the concept. It quickly proved that Helpnet did not have all the shortcomings that had bothered me before. Since I and my patients have been using it, it has also proved to be very user-friendly in daily use. Communication with the fortunately not so snooty owners and developers is encouraging and makes one predict that I will remain loyal to this tool and the people who offer it.
M.D. , Client
I was seeking a personal and individual coaching on The Helpnet and it managed to help me in opening me to new perspectives and helped me getting an employment in well-known companies. The counsellor’s empathy and great analysing skills helped me to find solutions to problems, of all kind. Doing this via video-call was not that foreign to me and helped me especially when I wasn’t able to get help in an other way.
S.T. , Client
It’s in a context of a difficult work situation, that I was looking for support. On the Helpnet I found a counsellor who was quickly available, listening, quick and particularly perceptive in her analysis. Our sessions enabled me at first to recognise the problem and therefore helped me improving my coping mechanism in daily life and my well-being. I got some quite simple behavioural and communication tools, that helped me clarify and improve my approach.
Laurence Defago, Counsellor
I discovered The Helpnet on the advice of a colleague. The concept immediately appealed to me and motivated me. The possibility of providing online psychotherapeutic support seemed to me to be particularly useful and innovative, especially in these times. The prospect of being able to offer consultations almost everywhere, i.e. to be able to travel freely for several months or weeks a year while continuing consultations, also seemed to me to be a hitherto unsuspected opportunity in my practice.