Introduction

This survey is about young disabled people’s body image. When we talk about ‘body image’ we mean how you, as a young disabled person, feel about the way you look and how this affects your confidence, self esteem and mental wellbeing.

According to the Government’s body confidence report, ‘Poor body image is not just a problem for individuals. It is an equalities issue, limiting the opportunities and rewards on offer to some sections of society, and punishing people unfairly if they step outside of proscribed roles. It has particular implications for black and minority ethnic women, women with disabilities, and older women.’ (Body Confidence Campaign, Progress Report 2015, Government Equalities Office)

The above report focused on the body image of women. We want to know about body image from the perspective of young disabled men and young disabled women. 

We want to know how you feel about your body image and the factors that influence this.

We want to hear from young disabled people who have poor body image so that we can think about what we can do to change this.

And we also want to hear from young disabled people who have a good body image so that we can share your positive tips and advice with other young disabled people who may feel less good about themselves.

Please help us by filling in this survey which should take about 5 – 7 minutes of your time.

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. What is your disability?

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