Third of Northern Ireland adults in despair over body image

Third of Northern Ireland adults in despair over body image

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. The course aimed to help the group to identify, understand and help colleagues who might be struggling with or developing mental ill-health. The YMCA spoke to more than 2,000 young people aged 11 to 24 years old as part of its new report, which is part of the charity's Be Real Campaign. A growing number of professional bodies and organisations have called for tougher regulations around social media advertising out of fear of how it may be affecting young people and their mental health. Hundreds of schools, businesses and communities have come together to start conversations around mental health that can change and even save lives.

"At Rastrick, we have worked hard to protect and grow our income through thorough budgeting, excellent academic results which creates rising pupil numbers, tough decision making and no lack of entrepreneurial skill, meaning that we have a budget that allows us to continue to offer outstanding mental health support to our students". MHF research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year and stress is a key factor in this.

Hays also recognises the importance in committing to mental health and wellbeing when attracting and retaining quality talent.

The MHF spokesperson continued: "Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time".

"The year, we want to get the nation talking about body image and mental health".

Body Image: How we think and feel about our bodies - also found that just over one in three adults has felt depressed because of their body image, while 20% have felt "shame" because of their body image over the previous year. That's nearly 1 in every 3 people. Fundamentally, the research proves that much more needs to be done to make workplaces a safe space to tackle mental ill health.

"We have a very large population of people that are looking for mental health services", Carole Flinn from the Oneida County Department of Mental Health said.

"If you broke your leg, you'd acknowledge this as would everyone around you, so why should it be different if you have depression or anxiety or an eating disorder or any other mental illness - it's still an illness, just not one that is so obvious. Download our graphics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (feed and stories) and share with your friends and family".

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