We are the first and only UK organisation carrying out research into the public health implications of excessive screen use, offering screen addiction support and campaigning for a healthier relationship with our devices.
Screen overuse and addiction affects millions of us and it’s not just young people. It’s affecting our mental health, our sleep, destroying our attention, damaging our social skills, contributing to a feeling of loneliness and causing our brains to be in a constant state of distraction and stress.
We recognise the benefits that smartphones and screens provide, but for too long the negative impacts have gone unchecked. Devices and apps are deliberately designed by tech companies to keep us addicted, and make us consumer targets. We believe it’s time for everyone to consider their relationships with screens and create healthy boundaries for wellbeing and quality of life. Recognising the importance of time away from our devices is an important first step.
Joe Ryle – Founder
Joe is a campaigner for the four-day working week, Media & Comms Lead for the think tank Autonomy, former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP and a former Labour Party Press Officer.
Boe Huntress – Founder
Boe is a group facilitator and artist. She was the Artist in Residence for five years at Union Chapel, voted London’s favourite venue in Time Out. Boe has been running groups for the past ten years on creativity. Her interest in the impact of screen addictions on creativity and mental health led her to developing courses on screen addiction.