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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week 13 - 19 May 2019

Mental health continues to be an area of focus for the HCLG, and we are committed to promoting good mental health and reducing mental ill health in the construction industry.

To this end, we encourage you to participate in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, which this year is focusing on Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies.

Last year the Mental Health Foundation 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. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Foundation will be publishing the results of a UK-wide survey on body image and mental health, looking at body image issues across a lifetime – including how it affects children and young people, adults and people in later life.

They will also highlight how people can experience body image issues differently, including people of different ages, genders, ethnicities and sexualities.

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 including how you can get involved, visit the resources section on the Mental Health Foundation website.

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