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Mental Health Foundation

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May. This year’s theme is on the topic of body image – how we feel and think about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

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.

For more information, see the Foundation’s Get involved this Mental Health Awareness Week! web page

SFC supports ‘Think Positive’ – NUS Scotland’s student mental health project through our Outcome Agreements with all Scottish colleges and universities, which require all institutions to have mental health strategies for staff and students in place.

SFC is also working with Scottish Government to support the First Minister’s announcement of funding to support 80 additional mental health counsellors in colleges and universities in 2019-20.