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.
It’s my body. My terms. I respect myself and I deserve to be respected. Make decisions that are right for you. You don’t have to have sex if you don’t want to. It's your body, your terms.
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.
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.
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.
https://www.healthline.com/health/best-eating-disorder-blogs#1 One of the most constructive ways to navigate recovery from an eating disorder is the simple understanding that you’re not alone. We chose this year’s best eating disorder recovery blogs for their excellence in educating, inspiring, and empowering people when they need it most.
We’re dedicated to boosting the emotional intelligence and resilience of people struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Many people (both guys and girls) engage in unbalanced eating behaviours for a whole variety of reasons.
Binge Eating Disorder - Symptoms, Treatment, and Help for Compulsive Overeating.
Help, support and understanding for people with eating disorders and their whanau.
T-FFED is a collective of trans and gender diverse folk and allies who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues.
In this informative, emotional, and passionate talk, eating disorder recovery coach Kristie Amadio shares how we can do eating disorder recovery differently so that more people can live a fully recovered life.
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.
Confused by all the conflicting nutrition advice out there? These simple tips can show you how to plan, enjoy, and stick to a healthy diet.
The food pyramid and tips.
How much do you think of the environment around you?
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.
Eat Well NZ is a healthy living blog to guide you in learning to nourish your body and find balance in a world of confusing and sometimes extreme nutritional advice.
Eat Well NZ is a healthy living blog to guide you in learning to nourish your body and find balance in a world of confusing and sometimes extreme nutritional advice. Nicola posts on wellness, body confidence, body image and skin care.
Useful advice, news and lots of up to date resources!
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.
Be active every day, in as many ways as possible.
Exercise has huge benefits not just for our body, but for our mind and our mood too!
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.
Acne is a skin problem that usually starts in your teens.
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 is puberty and how does it impact my mind, body and relationships
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.
The ME (menstrual health and endometriosis) schools support kit was developed to positively influence health outcomes, foster awareness and educate students about endometriosis (endo). The ME programme is age appropriate, embraces cultural and gender diversity to encourage and empower health seeking behaviours.
The Influence of Media
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.
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.