Social media is everywhere these days; at home, at work and at school, so it is not easy to tune out.
According to headspace Bega's manager Brianna Armstead, today's youth are realising being able to continuously engage with people online can impact on their mental health.
Speaking at the headspace Day event in Littleton Gardens, Bega on Wednesday, she said a recent survey had shown 60 per cent of young people feel like mental health is a big problem and of those 37 per cent thought social media was a big contributor to that.
"The problem isn't social media necessarily, it is there is no escape," she said.
She said in the past if a student had a problem in their social circle then by leaving school and going home they were provided a break from that issue.
Nowadays, due to social media those problems that start in the schoolyard continue on social media when they get home.
But if young people did remove themselves from social media they began to feel like they were missing out.
Ms Armstead said her advice to dealing with this new social space was to use it in moderation.
"It's okay to have a break," she said.
"I think generally in life you should be kind to each other; don't say something online that you wouldn't say in person."
Also, she said one of the messages pushed by headspace Day was to get into life, look for ways to engage with and enjoy others and aspects of the world around you.