Read sections from our Body Image report
Body image report: Introduction
‘Body image’ is a term that can be used to describe how we think and feel about our bodies.
Body image and long-term health conditions
Body image is an important issue for many people affected by long-term health conditions, be they related to mental or physical health.
Body image, sexual orientation and gender identity
While people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) experience body image concerns in ways that are generally similar to people who identify as heterosexual, their experience and relationship with their body is likely to differ in specific ways.
How can we protect, promote, and maintain body image?
Everyone has a right to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin and we can take small actions in our daily lives to help foster a more accepting environment.
Tips to improve body image
Read our tips on how to improve body image and how we feel about our bodies and help us to protect, promote and maintain a positive body image throughout our lives.