Body Image

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee has published a report on body image and the impact it has on the wellbeing of children and young people. Recommendations to government include: the commissioning of research to address current gaps in the evidence base, including on poor body image in pre-adolescents, the link between poor body image and risky behaviours, and the long term impact of poor body image on young people; the development of resources to support the challenges faced by young men, LGBT+ youth, ethnic minorities, and those with disabilities or serious illnesses; and the establishment of an annual National Body Confidence week to act as a focus for body image activities.

Source: British Youth Council