I’m embarrassed about my body :
Lots of people have worries about their bodies. These feelings can be very difficult if a negative body image is part of your mental health problem – or your medication causes side effects on your body:
- You’re not alone – everybody has to start somewhere and many people will share similar anxieties about their bodies.
- Find a beginners’ class in a friendly space – your local community centre or council leisure centre may seem less intimidating than a gym.
- Many leisure centres and swimming pools run women- or men-only sessions to help support people who feel uncomfortable about attending mixed-gender sessions.