Public Health Scotland has launched a new learning hub dedicated to challenging weight stigma.
The hub is an evidence based online resource, aimed at increasing awareness of weight stigma, its impact, as well as identifying actions that can be taken to address it.
It has been informed by a wide array of experts from a range of sectors, including people with lived experience of higher weight and weight stigma.
Aimed primarily at those who work in health and social care, public sector, third sector and community-based organisations; the hub provides content in sections with animations, video and support to take the learning into practice. The hub is free, and can be easily accessed by anyone interested in weight stigma.
Experience of weight stigma impacts on peoples mental and physical health, can create barriers to access services, and compromise wider public health efforts to prevent and treat obesity.