Mental health issues and conditions
Effective treatments and supports are available for those experiencing anxiety.
Body image is a broad concept referring to the way people think and feel about their appearance.
Depression is a serious condition that affects children and young people’s mood, behaviour and thoughts.
Separation anxiety is common and normal, but assisting a child in managing it can help them build resilience.
Depression can affect anyone, but for children and young people, it can be harder for them to explain how they’re feeling.
Anxiety can be difficult to spot because it presents in many ways.
Early learning services and schools are ideal places to foster a positive body image culture and appreciation of diversity.
Many complex factors influence the decisions children and young people make about food and exercise habits.
How satisfied a child or young person is with their body can influence their relationship with eating and exercise.
Notice the signs of disordered eating in children and young people.
Educators can play an important role in identifying young people who may be experiencing a problem and supporting help-seeking.