Body Image and Development
Body image is how you see, think and feel about your physical appearance. When you base your self-worth almost entirely on the way you look, you’re ignoring all the other awesome qualities, accomplishments and abilities that make you yourself.
A Q&A website where two young queer people respond to questions dealing with everything under the sun.
Our clinics provide confidential and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health care. See below for direct links
An eating disorder is a serious condition where people have an unhealthy relationship with food which can take over their lives both mentally and physically.
Many people (both guys and girls) engage in unbalanced eating behaviours for a whole variety of reasons.
Beat aim to be a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Eating disorders are very serious life threatening illnesses and are extremely life interfering for the individual and their families. However, recovery is possible with the right help, early intervention and effective treatment.
Help, support and understanding for people with eating disorders and their whanau.
We’re dedicated to boosting the emotional intelligence and resilience of people struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Healthy Place is the largest consumer mental health site on the net. They provide authoritative information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones.
Binge Eating Disorder - Symptoms, Treatment, and Help for Compulsive Overeating.
T-FFED is a collective of trans and gender diverse folk and allies who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues.
We live in confusing times, with more product choice then ever before. It sometimes seems that everything is good for us and everything is bad for us - it’s hard to know what to believe!
Need ideas and information? Here’s a small sample of the type of resources you can find here that will give you ideas, stats and information on a range of health, food, nutrition, exercise and sustainability topics.
A range of blogs with all the up to date info and resources about a range of health, food, nutrition, exercise and sustainability topics
There’s a lot of discussion about the health benefits and ethics of a meat-free diet. Here’s how to cut back on meat without missing out on vital nutrients.
This article looks at the benefits and risks of a vegetarian diet.
How much do you think of the environment around you?
The food pyramid and tips
What and how much you eat and drink, and being physically active are important for your health.
Here you will find tips, tools and resources for healthy eating for you and your whānau.
What we eat and drink has a big impact on our general health and wellbeing.
Useful advice, news and lots of up to date resources!
Exercise has huge benefits not just for our body, but for our mind and our mood too!
Be active every day, in as many ways as possible.
Being active and moving more are key to having a healthy heart. A great goal is aiming to be active in as many ways as possible throughout the day, and reduce the amount of time spent sitting for long periods.
What is puberty and how does it impact my mind, body and relationships
Puberty/pūhuruhurutanga is a normal part of life – it is the process of becoming an adult and is caused by hormones produced in your body.
Having your period is a normal and healthy part of being female. A period is part of the cycle you’ll go through each month as your body prepares itself for a possible pregnancy.
What symptoms are normal, and when should you see a doctor?
There are many reasons why your period might be late or irregular. While pregnancy is one reason, your lifestyle and medical factors can also be the cause.
Acne is a skin problem that usually starts in your teens.
The Influence of Media
Our world is flooded with messages in the media about how we should look, act, dress, think and believe. Without alternative role models that challenge the media stereotype, we are often left with just the media’s messages of how we should look and be.
We get messages and images every day from TV, movies, social media, the internet, music videos, advertising, magazines, video games, and more.
Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.