Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week the mental health foundation will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools.
The MHF CEO says “During Mental Health Awareness Week, we will release findings that will bring together the latest research on body image with one of the largest surveys ever completed to give a picture of how people of all ages and across the UK feel about their bodies. It will also set out the increased risk of mental health problems that accompany poor body image. We want to ignite a national conversation about how we can be kinder to our bodies as a guard against the individual, family and cultural influences that can lead to a gnawing and sometimes debilitating sense of dissatisfaction with our bodies.
ISS Labour are fully supporting Mental Health Awareness Week and would encourage anyone who is experiencing body image issues to seek appropriate help and guidance. We have members of staff who have been trained to offer support to those affected by mental health issues. During this week they will be wearing green or a green badge to identify themselves and will be available to talk with you in confidence. We have also displayed some information on our office notice boards, please feel free to take a copy.
For more information and supporting toolkits please go to https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/body-image-key-better-mental-health?bblinkid.