Monday, 27 May, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week - 13-19 May

BODY SHAME More than one in seven Scots felt suicidal over their figure BODY SHAME More than one in seven Scots felt suicidal over their figure
Samantha Long | 17 May, 2019, 16:33

"As part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Foundation will be publishing the results of a UK-wide survey on body image and mental health".

The "Close To Me" singer went on to say how many people were surprised when she was so open about her mental health, however now, she's glad it's no longer as much of a "taboo" and it makes her happy.

While the mia is providing ongoing support to members through dedicated workshops designed to help create environments to foster improved wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness Week provides added impetus to focus on this important area. During the Week the MHF will be publishing new research and campaigning for change.

Led by Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, and working with Heads Together, the mental health campaign spearheaded by the duke's Royal Foundation, the message will mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week and Radio Audio Week.

Almost six in 10 adults think the UK Government should do more to protect the public from the presentation or use of unhealthy body images in advertising and social media.

Julie Cameron of MHF Scotland said: "Our poll has uncovered that millions of adults across Scotland are struggling with concerns about their body image".

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Today in Holyrood, when asked by Scottish Conservative Jamie Green about the survey, Ms Haughey said that the government was taking the report "extremely seriously" and that body image was "increasingly recognised as a factor than can affect people's self esteem".

Westminster is already consulting on reforms and the charity wants a new code of practice to ensure that social media companies don't harm their users' body image.

Glasgow University student Kelly Macarthur has spent years with an eating disorder and now unfollows anyone who tries to sell diet products on social media. "We know the importance of engaging and identifying the signs of someone in need of support and how critical this can be".

'Whilst many employers are claiming to take mental health more seriously, the feedback I'm getting on my travels around the United Kingdom is that many of them are paying it lip service, ' said Natasha Devon MBE, WHYA campaigner and author, 'Our research shows that people still feel the stigma of discussing mental health in the workplace, fearing they will be seen as "unprofessional" if they do disclose a mental health issue.

"This includes £90,000 of funding to produce advice on the healthy use of social media and screen time, and a review of evidence on the effects of screen use on sleep and the implications of this for mental health".

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