Mental Health Awareness Week ’19

Welcome back to That’s What Pea Said

Since 2001, Mental Health Awareness week is an annual event, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation… This years theme is ‘body image’ and will be focusing on how we think and feel about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect anyone, at any age, for a number of reasons. Throughout the week, the Mental Health Foundation will be sharing new research about how and why our body image can affect the way in which we think and feel, whilst campaigning for change and publishing practical tools, to raise awareness and offer support.

Research shows that over 30% of adults have felt anxious and depressed because of their body image and appearance, which resulted in them feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope.

The aim of the week to to raise awareness and get people talking, here’s how you can get involved…

Follow the Mental Heatlh Foundation online:
Facebook: @mentalhealthfoundation
Twitter: @mentalhealth
Instagram: @mentalhealthfoundation

If you’re not sure what to say, simply like & share the graphics online…
Either from the MHF social media accounts, or download your own here.

You can join in the promotional hashtag #bebodykind.
Simply, post a photo on social media of yourself at a time when you felt comfortable in your own skin – it can be a recent photograph, or taken 5 years ago.. You could even be 5years old. If you feel more comfortable, it doesn’t have to be a photograph of you, it can be something which reminds you of this moment.

People are affected differently because of body image issues, including their age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality. Causes and variants can changes throughout and individuals life…

It’s important not to only be kind to others, but to be kind to ourselves.

Throughout the week, get involved with the conversation. If you’re fortunate enough not to be affected by body image issues, statistics show a number of your friends will be suffering.

Start a conversation and lets fight to end the stigma…

Thanks for reading,

pixee pea
 Pixee xo

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