At Be Body Positive we use social media to promote our website and resources, and to raise awareness of disordered eating. It’s a safe place where people can find support and share experiences if they wish.
We encourage people to challenge the societal standards of beauty, to focus on self-care and self-acceptance, and take a break from the intense gaze of social media.
To make our social media channels as safe as possible, we ask people to be mindful in the comments and discussion. We have come up with the following guidelines below while interacting with our social media accounts:
1: Respectful and supportive language is expected at all times. Any form of hate speech or bullying will not be tolerated.
2: Posts or comments promoting anorexia, bulimia, or other disordered eating behaviours will be removed.
3: Comments that depict harmful or triggering content, such as excessive thinness, excessive weight loss, dieting or calorie-counting, will be removed.
4: If someone shares their personal story, please do not share any personal information. Consider what may be triggering for others.
5: Seek professional help if needed.
6: Please refrain giving any medical advice, aside from encouraging individuals to seek professional help if needed.
7: Remember that recovery is possible.
We reserve the right to remove any post or comment that does not align with these guidelines.
We will be visiting community organisations, like youth groups and schools, to demo Be Body Positive and talk about the need for early intervention in disordered eating.
If you are interested in organising a visit with your group (in London and surrounding areas), please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org