Our research found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.
Discover our research, advice and stories surrounding body image and mental health below, including our Mind Over Mirror campaign.
Research and advice
Body image: How we think and feel about our bodies
Our latest body image research, released during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019.Read the report
Tips to improve body image
There are some actions we can take to improve how we feel about our bodies and help us to protect, promote and maintain a positive body image throughout our lives.Read all the tips
Body image: we are more than what we look like
This report highlights a series of key recommendations for helping young people across Scotland achieve good body image and recognise that we are much more than what we look like.Learn more from the report
Healthy social media report
A report on personal experiences of social media and strategies for building a positive relationship between social media use and body image.Read more
Image-editing apps and mental health
Learn more in our briefing about image-editing apps and mental health.Download now
Mind Over Mirror
Our 2021 campaign focusing on the impact that body image can have on mental health, Mind Over Mirror has been co-created with young people, parents and adults who experience body image concerns.
Mind Over Mirror Report
Research shows that aiming for an unrealistic ideal can create unhelpful attitudes about ourselves. We begin to seek perfection, based on ideals that we see around us. Even though we know, really, no one is perfect – we sometimes convince ourselves that we should aim towards perfection.
Feeling my mind - tips for maintaining a positive body image
We all have our ups and downs on the journey to self-acceptance. Here’s some tips to help you maintain a healthy sense of self.