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Here are the resources we found for body image for young people:
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Body Confidence – Cherry Wallis
This 7 minute video discusses body confidence and why you should love yourself. Cherry Wallis, a young woman, discusses how to love yourself in a world that often works against people with media expectations placing emphasis on a thin ideal.
Who You See in the Mirror
What you see in the mirror isn’t necessarily a true reflection of who you are. Bethan Leadley chats to Childline about how to improve your body confidence.
Scoliosis Body Confidence
Body confidence is about loving your body no matter what! Even when it is a bit of a funny shape. In this video Jessica shares her thoughts on body confidence and her personal story on scoliosis, which is a curve in her spine.
Ways to Build Better Body Image with Social Media
Social media can often feel like the enemy of good body image, but as the seasons warm up, consider taking a critical look at the media you consume. This video from How to Adult contains a number of ways to build a better body image with social media including checking out the body positivity and diversity on your social media feeds.
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, and queer people. They aim to provide advice and information, advocacy, a peer support programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring services, an out of house online chat service and a food project.
Appearance Matters: The Podcast!
The appearance matters podcast is a series of podcast episodes talking about research relating to body image and the way we look. Each episode features guests who have unique and inspired views about body image and appearance. The topics covered in this series include social activism, cosmetic surgery, mindfulness and how these all relate to body image.
Male Body Image and too much Exercise
The unrealistic standards put on men and how their bodies should look is not discussed enough. Nor is the mental and physical impact from trying to meet these expectations. The Mix is joined by Michael Handrick to discuss the body pressures men face. This webpage covers the topics of when exercise becomes too much and how to find pride in your individuality.
Body image is about how you see yourself when you look in a mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. You may feel uncomfortable in your own skin, anxious, or unhealthy. Body image can have an impact on your self-esteem and confidence. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains top tips for fostering a positive body image, and extra information that you might find helpful.
Body image is closely linked to self-esteem, and having a positive body image and good self-esteem is important to the happiness of any young person.
This page from the Black Country CAMHS website explores the topic, and provides helpful advice and links for visitors to explore.
How You Look
Feeling happy about how you look is part of how you feel about yourself. It’s pretty normal to worry about the way you look sometimes, especially as you grow up and go through puberty. On this webpage, you will find information about pressure from friends or family, bully about how you look, and what you can do if you’re struggling with how you look.
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6 Important Things I Wish I Knew as a Teenager
In this blog post, Grace Victory shares six important things she wished she knew as a teenager. These things include; being jealous will get you know where, just because he wants to have sex with you, that doesn’t mean he cares about you or loves you, everything about you is beautiful, when you’re sad, scared or angry - tell someone, anyone, self care is so important and finally, do more of what makes you happy.