The theme of this years Mental Health Awareness week is body image. How do you think and feel about your body?

Body issues can affect all of us at any age.

Higher body dissatisfaction is associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders.

Conversely, body satisfaction and appreciation has been linked to better overall wellbeing and fewer unhealthy dieting behaviours. Though feeling unsatisfied with our bodies and appearance is often more common among young women, body image concerns are relevant from childhood through to later life and affect both women and men. 

For more information, read the mental health body image report: Body image report.

Self-management promotes positivity and supports people to live healthier lives,