Healthy Body Image for Children and Young People Advisory Group


This group is no longer active. The group ran from August 2019 to February 2020.

The group will undertake a six month review across Scotland to understand more about body image and how it can affect children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. It will then provide recommendations and advice to Scottish Ministers on further actions to help children and young people achieve a healthy body image.

Read the group's report and recommendations


  • Julie Cameron, Mental Health Foundation (co-chair)
  • Katie Reid, BEAT Youth Ambassador (co-chair)
  • Dr Rachel Thomson, Scottish Government
  • Frances Duffy, Education Scotland
  • Fariha Thomas, Youth Community Support Agency
  • Helen Forrest, Children’s Health Scotland
  • Simita Kumar, Children’s Health Scotland
  • Carloyn Fox Mackay, Girlguiding Scotland
  • Leanne Ferries, Childline
  • Dr Petya Eckler, Strathclyde University
  • Dr Fiona Duffy, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Helen Sharpe, University of Edinburgh




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