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.
How to prevent negative body image
Watch this video to learn how to identify the risk factors and encourage positive body image.
How to approach an eating disorder
Watch this video to identify signs and symptoms of an eating disorder.
Does my teenager need professional help?
Psychologist Anna Sidis explains the difference between normal teenager behaviour and mental health
Find treatment and support for eating disorders
Find information and services for the treatment and support of eating disorders in teenagers.
Getting help from a GP for mental health concerns
Visiting your teenager’s GP is a good first step to find out whether they have a mental illness.