Body Image

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 action is being taken to promote positive body image and to build young people’s resilience to negative body image pressures.

The recipients of the 2013 Positive Body Image Awards were announced on Friday, 9 August 2013. The Awards recognise the positive steps taken by the fashion, media and entertainment, health and wellbeing, and advertising industry organisations and individuals to promote positive body image messages to young people, in line with the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct.

More information is available on positive body image, and resources to assist schools to create a body image friendly environment.