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 Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Labour, Enfield, Southgate 2:17 pm, 23rd July 2019

Obviously, the harm is done with young people early on, and they are very impressionable—we have mentioned reality TV, and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is looking at its impact. Does the Minister not think that we should try to teach positive body image at school and provide support at school for people who have concerns about their body image? That would be a wise investment of Government funds and would actually help young people to address their concerns and anxieties at every stage.