Mental Health Awareness Week – ‘Body Image’
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and the theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
Having body image concerns is a relatively common experience and is not a mental health problem in and of itself; however, it can be a risk factor for mental health problems. Research has found that higher body dissatisfaction is associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders.
Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. If you, or someone you know, has concerns – or you would like to find out more about it – visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk or www.mind.org.uk. Also, look out for the dedicated hashtag #BeBodyKind on Social Media.
Meanwhile, Double Click have been working on an exciting new project to further support mental health in the community, so please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for further details – coming soon!