In the morning the young people took part in workshops with professional facilitators to discuss key issues around their experiences of body image and self-esteem and the impact on their education, their work, home and social lives, their ability to access healthcare and their lives online.
During the afternoon, celebrity campaigner Melissa Johns, and body positive ambassador Fixer Shannon Finan co-hosted a debate where the young people and audience members contributed to the body image discussion.
Dr Emily David, lead clinical psychologist at Hampshire CAMHS, helped facilitate conversations and was impressed with the issues raised and solutions reached by the young people.
‘Raising awareness, promoting understanding and hearing from young people directly is a really powerful platform for change,’ she said.
‘They are working towards inclusivity, acceptance and better outcomes for young people. I have come away inspired and motivated to keep fighting on.’
You can watch the interesting debate here!