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Event Title : Mental Health and Young People: Promoting a Positive and Healthy Body Image
Event Location : Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London
Event Date : 2015-10-07

Event Detail : Negative body image is now the biggest single worry for millions of children and young people, with children as young as five now worrying about how they look. Research shows that one in five primary school aged girls say they have been on a diet, while 87% of girls aged 11-21 think that women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability. While poor body image disproportionately affects women, body confidence affects men too with one-third of boys having been on a diet to change their body shape. This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to assess the progress made in addressing negative body image among young people and consider what more can be done to achieve a coordinated approach to promote body confidence.