Understanding Body Image: The Basics

Welcome to part one of Understanding Body Image! If you’re hoping to understand how you, or someone you know, feels and thinks about the way you look, then you’re in the perfect place.

This is the first in the series of resources, where we’ll explain exactly what body image is and how it can affect the way we think, feel and behave. In our other guides we will also explore where our struggles with body image might come from, and how we can begin to create a kinder relationship with our bodies.

In all of our guides, you won’t find any eating disorder labels, stereotypes or criteria here. No matter who you are, and regardless of whether you have an eating disorder diagnosis, this resource has been designed for you.

Once you’ve worked through part one, check out our later guides; ‘Causes and Consequences’ and ‘Support and Self Care’ which you can find here.

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