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Mental health first aid lift for ScotRail staff

Mental health first aid lift for ScotRail staff

Today in Holyrood, when asked by Scottish Conservative Jamie Green about the survey, Ms Haughey said that the government was taking the report "extremely seriously" and that body image was "increasingly recognised as a factor than can affect people's self esteem".

The survey of 4,505 adults also found that about a third of United Kingdom adults have felt anxious or depressed because of concerns about their body image.

Eight per cent of adults in Northern Ireland have deliberately hurt themselves because of concerns about their body image, according to the survey.

The research also showed that only 1 in 10 workers are happy to talk about self-harm, psychosis, eating disorders, postnatal depression or schizophrenia.

Darren said: "Around ten years ago I had been going through some struggles in my personal life and was trying to support people around me when someone suggested that I look into this course called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)". But men are also affected by body image.

"This will build on our package of measures to improve the mental health of young people, and directly target the impact of social media and body image on mental wellbeing".

Mental Health Foundation Scotland, which carried out the research, wants the United Kingdom government to reform social media and advertising rules. For some people this is potentially very severe, with large numbers of people saying they have self-harmed or had suicidal thoughts and feelings.

"This social harm has been allowed to develop largely unchecked".

He added: "Being body-conscious is not exclusive to women, yet when a man takes pride in his appearance or has anxieties about his body, this is often met with a joke, sarcasm or a putdown".

"We particularly welcome the commitment to addressing the impact of social media on body image". If they only show one body size then this becomes a social norm, which is risky. "We know the importance of engaging and identifying the signs of someone in need of support and how critical this can be".

Tomorrow, she will be at the headquarters of Girlguiding Scotland to launch an advisory group on body image.

More than half said that celebrities and "influencers" sharing more realistic images of themselves would encourage people to post content that more accurately reflects what they look like in real life, it found. YMCA England and Wales chief executive Denise Hatton said social media presents "a multitude of dangers" for young people.

The school has thirteen staff trained in mental health first aid, in addition to a Guidance and Advice Support Service (GASS) providing students with non-referral access to a student welfare officer.