by Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology student Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia The documentary Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia, which aired on BBC One in late September 2020, has received high praise by mainstream media (Sky News, BBC News, iNews) and social media alike (Metro, RadioTimes). Audiences have shared the documentary’s impact on their …...Continue Reading Eating Disorders in Sports: Are Athletes at Risk?
By Piera Ramljak, University of Strathclyde psychology student When it comes to the topic of sexual health, much information is learned either through our family, friends, our own initiative or not at all. This is often a topic that is not talked about openly and is rife with misconceptions and stereotypes. We will delve into …...Continue Reading How is body image affecting your sexual health?
by Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology student Halloween is undoubtedly a globally anticipated occasion, which provides autumn with a final celebration for all ages. Initially, some 2,000 years ago, the festivities were a means to ward off bad spirits by lighting bonfires and wearing intimidating costumes. Over time it has become a time for …...Continue Reading Happy Haunting!
By Piera Ramljak and Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology students With World Mental Health Day (10 Oct.) just behind us, it is important to discuss the impact of image alterations and editing apps on mental wellbeing. With technology that erases all of your insecurities and creates the ideal but false image of you, it …...Continue Reading #NOFILTER: Image Editing Apps & Mental Health
Back in the day when we could travel for work meetings (feels like a decade ago!), three of our members, Julie Cameron, Petya Eckler and Una Foye, participated in a round-table discussion of image-editing apps and mental health, organised by the Mental Health Foundation, University of Birmingham, and the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group in …...Continue Reading Image-editing apps and mental health
If you want to see how our work on body image and the media fits into a larger perspective on gender and female empowerment, check out the latest case study from Gender Equal Media in Scotland (@EqualMediaScot) featured on the website of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (@NACWGScot), whose aim is …...Continue Reading Discussing body image & media through a gender lens