Body Image and Mental Health

Part of Exiting the European Union (Transport) – in the House of Commons at 2:17 pm on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 2:17 pm, 23rd July 2019

The Minister is quite right. Some of the television reality shows today put pressure on young people, particularly young girls, to imitate shapes, weight and size, and all that goes with that. This is a timely debate and we need to have a good look at this issue. At the end of the day, young people get very disappointed and that can have an effect on their mental health. That is the important point we should not lose track of.