On 30 April, our team members Julie Cameron (Mental Health Foundation – Scotland) and Dr Petya Eckler (U of Strathclyde) organised a public event to talk about social media and body image.
We gathered 50 people from 15 different organisations throughout Scotland, including pupils, teachers, social media influencers, mental health charities, youth charities, NHS, etc. The aim of the event was to share personal experiences from social media interactions and to discuss strategies and possible solutions for building a positive relationship
between social media use and body image.
Participants discussed how they present on and off-line, and how this may differ with face-to-face communication and how they feel when on social media. They also identified specific negative and positive behaviours on social media, and possible strategies for healthy social media use.
For videos from the speakers and the full report, visit the Resources page!