An unhealthy body image affects your mental health and wellbeing. It may lead to an eating disorder. Here are some tips to improve your body image.
Eating disorders and body image
An estimated 1 million Australians experience a type of eating or body image disorder. But treatment is available to help them lead healthier lives.
Body dysmorphic disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder causes someone to feel shame or disgust with part of their body or appearance. Any body part can become its focus.
Anabolic steroids may boost performance and body image, but are illegal in Australia unless prescribed by a doctor, as they may cause harm if misused.
Mastectomy — breast cancer treatment or prevention
A mastectomy is an operation to remove your breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.
An eating disorder is a mental health condition. It involves an unhealthy relationship with food. Find out about the different eating disorders here.
Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental illness and an eating disorder: It is not a choice. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment of anorexia.
Mental health helplines
Information about key groups that can help with mental health problems, including healthdirect partners and leading Australian health organisations.
Puberty for girls
During puberty, the female body changes. Learn more about the physical and emotional changes you may experience when going through puberty.
Self-talk is your inner voice. It's part of your stream of consciousness, allowing you to process and understand what's going on around you.