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The impact of body image on physical and mental health examined

4 March 2022

Vamps’ guitarist James Brittain-McVey appears before MPs in the first session of an inquiry into the impact of body image on physical and mental health.He has spoken publicly about his own difficulties with body image. Model and activist Nyome Nicholas-Williams and influencer Alex Light will also give evidence to the inquiry which will consider whether people’s perception of their body image and stigma around particular body images can hinder access to NHS services. 


Tuesday 8 March 2022, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • James Brittain-McVey, lead guitarist in The Vamps, campaigner
  • Alex Light, journalist and influencer
  • Nyome Nicholas-Williams, model and activist

At 10.45am

  • Professor Heather Widdows, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer) and Professor of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Georgina Krebs, Associate Professor in Young Person’s Mental Health and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University College London
  • Dr Stuart Flint, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Leeds
  • Professor Sandeep Ranote, Children's Mental Health Lead, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures and what should be covered by a future licensing regime are also expected to be explored.

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Image: Sarah Allam