Featured on BBC Morning Live - Body Image Disorders and Men.
I was delighted to appear on BBC Morning Live's segment on body image disorders and men. I told my own story of suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, spending 6 months housebound and fixating on my appearance. I stated the importance of men opening up about their body image issues and stressed that this was not a weakness but a strength!
If you are experiencing body image difficulties there are some great charities out there that can support you.
BBD Foundation: Home - BDDF (bddfoundation.org)
Featured in The I: I didn’t believe I could be a man with an eating disorder. Like Ed Sheeran, I was ashamed.
It was great to feature in The I newspaper alongside some incredibly brave men discussing my own experience with a body image disorder. I stated how important it was for men to reach out for support at an early point to avoid reaching a crisis point. I also highlighted the need for better services for men with most interventions coming from the third sector.
If you are experiencing a body image disorder there are some great charities that can support you.
BBD Foundation: Home - BDDF (bddfoundation.org)
Policing and Mental Health Research Featured in The Telegraph.
I was delighted to have my latest research on police time and mental health incidents feature in The Telegraph. The data collected showed that there had been a 20 per cent increase in mental health incidents attended by police forces in the UK last year. I called on the UK Government to produce a comprehensive strategy on mental health to address some of the core issues impacting access to appropriate health-based interventions.
BBC News Interview - Rise in Eating Disorder Admissions
I was invited on BBC News to discuss shocking new statistics on eating disorder admissions. The data suggested that nearly 30-thousand people were hospitalised for conditions including anorexia and bulimia last year, around 40 per cent more than the year before the pandemic. I suggested that the government needs to bring forward a comprehensive prevention strategy to reduce the number of hospitalisations in 2023.
University of Liverpool Community Eating Disorder Waiting Times Research - Sky News
Sky News featured my new research on community eating disorder service waiting times in England. The study found that on average, adults were waiting 5 months or more for treatment. The highest waiting time experienced by an NHS trust was 18 months. This study demonstrates the need for a short-term financial rescue package for services followed by a long-term prevention strategy for eating disorders.
Photo Credits: Sky News
Danny Bowman: There is a clear Conservative case for improving our care of young people’s mental health
I wrote a recent article for ConservativeHome highlighting the Conservative case for improving children and young people's mental health. I outlined the core individual, social and economic costs of mental health disorders and the construction of a strong prevention agenda.
Danny Bowman: Suicide isn’t the only test of whether there’s a mental health crisis. There is – not least among young people.
I wrote a recent comment article for ConservativeHome where I argued that the measure of a mental health crisis should be help-seeking behavior and not suicide rates. I also stated the need for a more holistic agenda on mental health with more joined-up action between welfare agencies.
Photo credit: ConservativeHome
BBC Newsbeat - Male Eating Disorders
I spoke with BBC Newsbeat about misconceptions about eating disorders and the limited access to treatment for men with body image issues.
Listen to the full piece here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000y0ny
Source: BBC Newsbeat
Report - A Degree of Support: The Prevalence of Poor Mental Health and the
Availability of Support in English Universities
Before and During Covid-19 appears on Guido Fawkes Political Website
It was great to see my recent report for Parliament Street on university mental health rates and the availability of support before and during Covid-19 appear on the Guido Fawkes website.
You can read the full report here- http://parliamentstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/A-Degree-of-Support.pdf
Mental Health in Education Event - Conservative Education Society
Great to speak alongside Tom Hunt MP at the Conservative Education Society event on student mental health. A really productive discussion was had with some great ideas about how we can improve outcomes for our children and young people.
The Dan Draper Podcast Appearance
Delighted to appear on the Dan Draper Podcast discussing my journey through mental illness (Body Dysmorphic Disorder), my recovery and the importance of mental health support in schools, colleges and more!
Appearance on Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch
I was delighted to appear on Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch Show to share my own experience of mental illness, how I recovered and my tips for others going through a similar situation.
'Instagram and Facebook should label images where bodies have been altered to look ‘perfect’, MPs told - The Independent - October 2020
Great to appear in The Independent Online with my comments on the moral responsibility of social media platforms to keep young people safe.
Check out the full article here: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/instagram-facebook-label-images-bodies-altered-733276
Women and Equalities Committee Evidence Giving
Men Get BDD Too with Omari, Danny and Callum
It was great to sit down with Callum and Omari to discuss our experiences with BDD, the pressures on male body image and how to overcome this debilitating illness for the BDD Foundation.
You can see the work of the BDD Foundation here: https://bddfoundation.org/
The Sunday Times - Men 'are invisible victims of eating disorders epidemic'
Police and Mental Health Research in the News!
Steroid Abuse Interview on Sky News
Latest research featured in the Sunday Mirror!
Delighted to see my recent Parliament Street research in the Sunday Mirror. We must protect our police as much as they protect us! The Home Secretary must step up support for police well being.
Comment for Acre Recruitment
I spoke to Acre about the important role employers have in maintaining the positive mental health of their employees!
Check out the full article here: https://www.acre.com/…/a-third-of-workers-consider-leaving…/
The Observer - Commenting on eating disorders among males.
The Telegraph - Danny introduces MaleVoiced Charity .
The Commentator - The Conservatives must not forget about mental health
I write for The Commentator on why the conservatives must not forget about mental health and continue the work in creating a truly 21st century mental health system in the UK
Indus News - Is There a Connection Between Excessive Social Media Usage and Depression?
1 in 16 Report Covered by Education Business and FE News
Speaking at the launch of MaleVoicED in the House of Lords.