No one is ever completely happy with the way they look – or very few of us anyway. And pressures from social media, films, music, games and tv can make us feel we aren’t as good as other people or need to change who we are. We absolutely don’t.

When our ideas about our own body image get negative in this way, they can have a major impact on how we view ourselves and the world around us and contribute to low confidence and self-esteem.

These feelings can get overwhelming and unrealistic, to the point where we can become depressed and extremely unhappy.

Does this sound like you?

As part of our ‘Let’s Talk…with Strong Young Minds’ series, we tackle body image head on.

Sometimes we just need to remember to be as kind and non-judgemental to ourselves as we would be to someone else. Being kind to yourself is one of the best things you can do – and prioritising self-care can nourish your body’s basic needs to enable it to grow and feel satisfied, so you can start to accept just how fantastic you are.

strong young minds help with body image

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