To start mental health awareness week off, Life Links went to City hall and delivered a body image workshop to employees from a variety of Leicester City Council departments. The workshop explored the differences between ‘body image’ and the concept of an ‘ideal body’, how this can change over time , and how this is influenced by multiple factors. The workshop ended with activities which can be used in everyday life and aim to enhance self-esteem.
Volunteer Ela said:
“It was clear that the people who took part, gained some new knowledge and found ways to implement more positive thinking about themselves. Everyone agreed that talks about mental health are necessary and attendees expressed how the talk made them feel better and more positive.”