My Body My Way
This year’s mental health awareness week takes place next month from the 13 to 20 May, with the core theme being Body Image.
One in 10 children will suffer from some form of ill mental health, and it is believed that many of these illnesses are a direct response to a life event or situation. In fact, 50% of mental health problems are evident by the age of 14. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children will go without any sort of appropriate support or intervention at the early stages of their illness.
Last year Penumbra launched their My Body My Way toolkit. Piloted in North Ayrshire, the My Body My Way programme explores what body image is, explains what influences our body image and promotes positive body image and wellbeing.