Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
Body image has been selected as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week and with a recent poll revealing that one in eight of us have experienced suicidal thoughts around this issue, it could not be a more relevant choice.
The reasons behind these statistics are debatable, with many blaming the influence of social media. Regardless of the cause, what is apparent is that many who experience issues surrounding body image turn to plastic surgery without considering the risks and implications of their decision. It is at this time that decisions can be made quickly with the risk of regret later on.
In honour of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme we would like to remind the public to ensure their safety when it comes to making choices about cosmetic surgery. It is essential that you think carefully about what you want and why you want it. Cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, should be approached in a safe and considered way; do not rush in, take your time – no matter how urgently you want something done.
For further information please see our Think Over before you Make Over campaign on what to consider when choosing cosmetic surgery.
The NHS and Department of Health cosmetic procedure safety campaign can be accessed here.
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