Psychotherapist and author Dr. Aaron Balick was BBC Radio 1's longest serving mental health agony Uncle. His best selling book The Psychodynamics of Social Networking, considers the impact of social media and technology on our mental health, along with changes we can make to benefit our work and daily lives.
Since publishing his book The Psychodynamics of Social Networking, he has become an internationally recognised scholar on the psychology of technology. Making the amazing insights from psychology accessible is his passion. He has also published two accessible self-help books, The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free and the illustrated children’s book Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress. He is most recently a contributing author for The Book of Hope; 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity.
A regular contributor of psychological and mental health content for the media, Dr. Balick was the longest serving mental health agony uncle on Radio 1’s Surgery. He has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human and The Moral Maze. Also active in print media, Aaron has contributed to Wired Magazine, The Independent, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has been named a 21st Century Professional by Newsweek Magazine.
Aaron holds the academic post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK). He is based out of Stillpoint Spaces Headquarters, in Clerkenwell London, travelling frequently to its other bases in Berlin, Paris, and Zurich.