Costing the Invisible

The British Psychoanalytic Council's registrant Dr Susie Orbach has co-authored a new report commissioned by the Government Equalities Office.

Costing the Invisible is a review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence.

The report asserts that there is evidence associating poor body image with girls' reduced educational and social participation, with reduced confidence and performance levels, and with levels of cognitive functioning.

It raises the urgent need for multi-level intervention to reverse the trend of poor body image and of poor body confidence, and raises the urgent need for costing of the body insecurity which takes form in the growth of apparance anxiety, body dysmorphias, bulimic behaviours, compulsive eating, and confidence issues.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, 10 December, 2014 - 10:43