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Body image – Tip 5

* Trigger warning – this post may be difficult for people who are in a toxic home environment, who are experiencing difficulties with family, carer life or who are isolated or lonely – please go to the bottom of this post for suggested support *

Mental Health Foundation’s Body image tip 5: At home, parents and carers can lead by example by modelling positive behaviour around body image, eating healthily and staying active. 🏡

You can: praise children for qualities unrelated to physical appearance; avoid criticising your own or other people’s appearance; and avoid placing unrealistic expectations on how people look. In addition, you can support children to express their emotions
and communicate their feelings about their bodies. 💭

We will be posting tips for looking after your body image throughout #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Let’s #BeBodyKind. 💙