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How ‘Love Island’ Puts Teenage Girls at Risk

In an interview earlier this month, the stars of BBC drama series, Age Before Beauty, criticised programs such as Love island for promoting unrealistic beauty expectations and plastic surgery among younger people. One of the stars of the show, Lisa Riley, expressed concerns that reality TV risked being "treacherous" to young people over body image. [...]

6 Things a Psychologist Wants You to Know About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are difficult to diagnose and have the highest death rate of all mental disorders. According to Eating Disorder Hope, eating disorders do not discriminate. These disorders are complex mental afflictions that can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex or race. While this is true, globally there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among young children [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:38:51+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Talking to Teens About Body Image and Healthy Eating

“Are you sure you want to eat that?” For many teens, adolescence is a period marked by self-consciousness about body image, and it can be daunting for parents to find the right words to say when talking to teens about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true in cases where kids are struggling with [...]

Experts Encourage Exercise to Protect Against Depression

What’s your one hour a week? The Black Dog Institute is challenging Australians to complete at least one hour of physical activity a week to help improve their physical and mental health as part of ‘Exercise Your Mood’ week, until May 6, 2018. The campaign follows a recent study led by the Black Dog Institute [...]

Petition on ‘Dangerous’ Cosmetic Surgery Kids Apps

At first glance they look innocent enough. But most parents don’t realise these common apps are seriously damaging our kids. Children as young as three are being taught to critique their own bodies and appearance through “dangerous” cosmetic surgery apps, experts have warned. A range of these games can be found on various app stores, [...]

The Fitness Trend That’s Actually Bad For You

Want to feel better about yourself? Stop following people on social media who make you feel insecure, fat or ugly - it’s probably a very long list. In this age of filters and fakery, there are too many perfect people with perfect lives. Even Selena Gomez, said to be the most followed Instagrammer on the [...]

5 Ways To Encourage Better Body Image Within Your Family

They say children are like sponges and imitate what their parents do and say. This can be cute but it can also become a problem, especially if what they are imitating is body-shaming and negative self-talk about food. This is not effective and can often cause negative side-effects for your children and family. But it doesn't have [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:17+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

From A Teenage Boy With Anorexia

Not all silence on mental health problems is down to stigma. Sometimes it’s difficult to articulate what’s wrong. You can’t talk about mental health without talking about stigma. Personally, I don’t like talking about stigma – the more you talk about something, the more you entrench it. People often cite fear of stigma as the [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:35+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to ‘Make Healthy Normal’ for Your Family

With 50 percent of NSW adults overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where being unhealthy is becoming the norm. As spring has well and truly arrived and the weather is warming up across the country, there is no better time to refresh your routine and improve your health and wellbeing. With the days [...]

Disney Branded Non-Alcoholic Drinks Marketed to Children

A CONTROVERSIAL Disney branded product designed to look like champagne is still being marketed to children despite a company pledge to ban it. A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than one year [...]

By |2017-09-25T10:09:10+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments