Latest News from the Diocese of Gloucester
Wednesday 30 August 2017
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek was shocked and saddened after reading the latest research released from the Children’s Society Good Childhood Report.
Bishop Rachel said. ““The latest report out today from the Children’s Society, once again highlights the unhappiness of many young people across our country. Young people are facing increasing pressures in all areas of their lives, from their personal safety and money worries to how they look, which is having a damaging impact on their lives and mental health. All of us need to live and act in ways which ensure the wellbeing of children and young people and work to create environments in which they can flourish and fulfil their potential.”
Bishop Rachel has been trying to draw public attention to the unhappiness of many young people, specifically rooted in their dissatisfaction with their physical appearance. She has spent time in schools and youth groups, listening to children and young people about their concerns and fears and challenging negative body image.
Bishop Rachel will be hosting a national conference next year on this issue at which a representative from the Children’s Society will speak in detail on the findings of the Good Childhood report 2017.
To read the report visit –https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/the-good-childhood-report
For more information contact:
Lucy Taylor, Head of Communications, 01452 835515, ltaylor