‘Body image’ is a term which describes how we think and feel about our bodies and how they look. While having body image concerns is a relatively common experience and is not a mental health problem in and of itself; it can be a risk factor for mental health problems.
Higher body dissatisfaction is often associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders. Whereas, body satisfaction and appreciation has been linked to better overall wellbeing and fewer unhealthy dieting behaviours.
Though feeling unsatisfied with our bodies and appearance is often more common among young women, body image concerns are relevant from childhood through to later life and affect women, men and non-binary/gender non-conforming individuals.
This FREE webinar explores how negative body image develops, how it is maintained, and what you can do to have a more healthy relationship with your body and stop chasing the perfect picture.
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Resources provided during this webinar
First Psychology booklets
- When habits become out of control - a guide to managing unhelpful habits (free pdf download)
- Eating disorders and body image issues (free pdf download)
- Understanding and learning how to be self-compassionate - a workbook and guide (free pdf download)