Things to try: Body image, eating disorders and teenagers
Tips for supporting your teenager
Negative body image, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders can have serious impacts on your teenager's mental and physical health. There are a number of ways to spot and address this ranging from observing your teenager's behaviour to seeing a psychologist. If you'd like to learn more about what body image and eating disorders are, read our fact sheet on Body image and eating disorders.
Watch this video to learn how to identify the risk factors and encourage positive body image. Read more
Watch this video to identify signs and symptoms of an eating disorder. Read more
Psychologist Anna Sidis explains the difference between normal teenager behaviour and mental health conditions. Read more
Find information and services for the treatment and support of eating disorders in teenagers. Read more
Visiting your teenager’s GP is a good first step to find out whether they have a mental illness. Read more