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Collating your responses: The Round Up

About a month ago, I decided to ask the followers of Mind Waves’ Instagram account some questions and use the responses to write a series of blog posts. For each post, I posted a poll with an option to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Then I posted a question box with the prompt ‘Tell me more’. […]

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I’ve finally stopped body body shaming myself… and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A post from our Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie on fighting against our society’s harmful culture of body shaming And weight stigma. There is a social misconception that if you’re plus size, overweight, fat – whatever term you want to use – that you’ve ‘let yourself go’, that you must avoid exercise or eat all […]

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How can we address body shame and weight stigma? Health and Social Care Academy hosting workshop on Thursday 19th September

Join the Alliance’s Health and Social Care Academy to discuss how services can promote health and body respect for all. The Academy is encouraging people and organisations to explore negative attitudes towards our own and others weight. These attitudes can lead to prejudice and poorer health, making weight stigma a public health concern. Their event […]

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CHEX Seeks Your Contributions for ScotGov Strategy for Healthier Future

The Community Health Exchange (CHEX) is making a contribution to the Scottish Governments consultation document ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’. The consultation will run from 26 October to 31 January and CHEX welcomes your addition to what they say. If you’d like to get involved in shaping […]

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Body dissatisfaction is an epidemic: this photo resonates with my feelings about my own post-surgery body

A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh ‘Monster’ by Jo Spence resonates with  my emotions about my body. Jo Spence was a feminist photographer who sadly died in 1992, a month before her 58th Birthday. In 1982 Jo was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her previous work– weddings, family portraits and acting portfolios – gave […]

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Do you have a right to smoke in hospital?

As of March 31 of this year, it is illegal to smoke anywhere on NHS grounds. We all know that smoking is bad for our health and most people have come to accept that it is banned in public places, but what about people who don’t get to choose where they go? People who are […]

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