This week Petya Eckler wrote a guest article for the Gender Equal Media Scotland blog. Read the full post here....Continue Reading Is a healthy social media possible? Keeping a positive mind-set about our bodies online and offline
By Abbie Irving, psychology and marketing student, University of Strathclyde Are you finding yourself on social media 24/7 while you’re locked down in your home? You’re not alone. Users spend an average of 3 hours on social networks and messaging, studies show, and that number is probably even higher right now. This daily access and …...Continue Reading The Female Body on Social Media
By Claire Stewart, psychology student, University of Strathclyde Around 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder, says the charity Beat, and 25% of those affected are male, but many more show some form of unhealthy eating behaviour. Social media can be experienced by users with eating disorders as either a help …...Continue Reading How is social media used by women with eating disorders?
As summer comes around, more and more photos are posted by women of their beach bodies, but just how honest are these photos?...Continue Reading Is your beach body on social media “Too Good to Be True”?
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....Continue Reading #HealthySocialMedia event took place at University of Strathclyde