Nurturing and Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Body Image

The Mental Health Foundation has highlighted how important having a good body image is for children and young people’s mental health.  With this in mind, resources have been created to help children and young people:

  • Recognise what body image is, and what can influence this (positively or negatively)
  • Understand the affect of media on body image
  • Develop resilience and strategies to develop a good body image


The Advisory Group on Good Body Image was established in August 2019 by request of the Scottish Government.  The document’s aim is to:

  • Identify a definition of what ‘healthy body image’ means that is relevant to every Scottish child and young person

    Click on picture to access document.

  • Develop options for how children and young people, relevant professionals and wider support networks can support healthy body image for children and young people
  • Provide the Scottish Government with specific recommendations and advice for next steps and consider the need for wider public consultation on where action should be taken



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