Mental Health Awareness Week 2019News
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019 on the topic of body image – how we feel and think about our bodies.
13-19 May 2019: Body image – how we feel and think about our bodies
Last year The Mental Health Foundation found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.
Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.
However there is still a lack of much-needed research and understanding around this.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Mental Health Foundation:
- will be publishing the results of a UK-wide survey on body image and mental health.
- will look at body image issues across a lifetime – including how it affects children and young people, adults and people in later life.
- will also highlight how people can experience body image issues differently, including people of different ages, genders, ethnicities and sexualities.
- will use our research to continue campaigning for positive change and publish practical tools to help improve the nation’s relationship with their bodies.
Follow the link below to find out how you can get involved and the work the organisation do