Body image advice

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There is no right and wrong way to look, and beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. What this basically means is we all find different looks, shapes and styles appealing, so what may be one person’s ‘cup of tea’ may not be another’s.

However, if you are struggling with low self-esteem and have a negative perception of your body image, chances are you are also being quite hard on yourself. It is easier to focus on the things you would like to change about yourself than to acknowledge the things that you like.

If a negative perception of your body persists, this can lead to feelings of distress, anger, anxiety and depression. It can also lead onto further difficulties with your overall mental wellbeing.

If you are struggling with body image, please consider speaking to your GP, or coming to speak to an advisor at the Student Wellbeing Centre.

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