Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age.
Half of girls and a quarter of boys think their peers have body image problems (PSHE Association)
94% of teachers feel that teaching about body image has a positive impact on their female pupils and 84% of teachers said the same for male pupils (PSHE Association)
So how can you get involved?
- Check out PSHE Association key standards on teaching about body image (Key Stage 1-5)
- Check out Rise Above (11-16yrs) PSHE lesson plans and PowerPoints for Body image in a digital world
- Get your pupils to check out Rise Above videos: Helen Anderson on Body Image, How to get the perfect body or Happy and Healthy
- Get your pupils to post on social media a picture of a time or place when they felt comfortable in their own skin using the hashtags #BeBodyKind and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek