Body image is an issue of concern to young people. Research tells us that negative body image can affect self-esteem and general well-being, inhibit participation in social activities and lead to serious health issues such as depression and social isolation.
This is why the Australian Government is taking action to promote positive body image and to build young people’s resilience to negative body image pressures.
The 2013 Positive Body Image Awards are open for nominations from 27 May to 21 June 2013.
The recipients of the inaugural Positive Body Image Awards were announced by the Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP on Friday, 29 June 2012. The Awards recognise the positive steps taken by the media, fashion and advertising industries to adopt the principles outlined in the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct.
The Australian Government has been working to provide more information to the public on positive body image, and resources have been developed to assist schools to create a body image friendly environment.You can also join the positive body image conversation through facebook or twitter