Natalie Hendryis a PhD candidate in RMIT’s School of Media and Communications as well as a member of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. Her research follows from her experience working in adolescent wellbeing and education, and focuses on visual social media and youth mental health. Her project is part of a broader suite of studies exploring how ‘vulnerable’ youth populations engage with social media and digital cultures and how this their experiences of mental illness, connectedness and affect. Her PhD study includes a variety of ethnographic methods including visual workshops with young people under 18 years. Her research interests include health and media pedagogy, interactive research methods, sexuality and gender, and affect and intimacy.