Penumbra Podcast published on Universal Children’s Day focuses on young people’s mental health

Abbie Henderson – the creator of the My Body My Way programme – speaks to Robin Murphy about young people’s mental health, and specifically negative body image.

The Podcast has been released on Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954 and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness and improve children’s welfare.

The latest Podcast episode can be streamed on Soundcloud:

My Body My Way has been developed in collaboration with primary schools in North Ayrshire. The programme is designed to help primary school children explore issues of body image and how factors such as the media can influence their perceptions of their own body image.

The programme, which includes a children’s workbook and comprehensive guidance for teachers, is currently being piloted in North Ayrshire. A number of other programmes addressing young people’s mental health are also under development by Penumbra.

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For more information contact Robin Murphy on 0131 475 2569 or email

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