Lucy's story: confident and comfortable
Lucy talks to us about what it is like to be a teenager today and talk about body image. She doesn’t find it easy to put down on paper what she feels in her head about the image she has of her body.
Nicole's story: not recognising myself and my body
Nicole speaks to us about self-harm and body image, and about viewing her body from her hospital room. She speaks about reconnecting with her body through Aerialhoop exercise
Danny's story: a fixation on body image and deep feelings of shame
Danny talks to us about how a fixation on body image negatively impacted his mental health leading to deep feelings of shame and a diagnosis of Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
Justyn's story: finding power and beauty in my body and scars
Justyn had an accident when he was one which left him with third degree burns. Justyn and his family didn't receive any after care for their mental health which left him struggling with how he thought and felt about his body. Today he now sees power and beauty in his story.
Kerry's story: I constantly battle with my body image
Kerry feels like she constantly battles with her body image. In this blog she talks to us about how things such as social media, advertising and becoming a parent has impacted how she thinks and feels about her body.
Paul's story: feelings about my body image are a 'work in progress'
Paul has found it harder to talk about his body as a man, he has found his confidence has been impacted by things such as work stresses, becoming a father and societies pressures,
Michael's story: when my body changed I didn't know how to feel
Michael found it difficult when he started to notice changes in his body. Work pressures and becoming a father allowed less time to look after himself. The way that he felt about his body could negatively impact his mood.
Kelly's story: struggling with poor body image from a young age
Kelly talks to us about her struggles with how she has thought and felt about her body and the ways in which she tries to improve this day to day.
Paul tells us why he is supporting our fundraising initiative MHF Live: I have stood witness to countless people including myself suffering from mental ill health or being affected by them. This is why I feel the need to support the Mental Health Foundation as I hope it can help people that are enduring similar issues.
The London based DJ and event host Max P speaks to us about why he is supporting our fundraising initiative MHF Live and why mental health awareness is so important to him.