Resources for: Body Image and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders change someone’s attitude towards food and their body in a way that influences their behaviour and eating habits. This can cause the person to spend a lot of time thinking about weight and body shape, and do things like avoid eating as much as possible, or exercise more than is healthy. This can affect the person physically, mentally, and socially. Reference
See a list of supports and services below.
Beat Eating Disorders
Beat Eating Disorders provides information, facts and help from those who know how to make a difference. Find local services or contact the helpline.
Helpline number: 0808 801 0432
BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Helpline number: 0800 11 11
Crisis Counselling (Erskine Counselling)
Crisis Counselling offers counselling therapy to children and young people aged 10 and over experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Referral through Education services.
Ditch the Label
Ditch the Label helps young people aged 12-25 years navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity and relationships.
Eating Disorders Support
The Eating Disorder Support App enables people with disordered eating and eating disorders, and people close to them, to find useful information, self-care tips and links to support - all in one place. 17+ years.
Fumble is a digital sexual health and relationships education resource with reliable, relatable content on intimacy, relationships, identity, health and wellbeing.
A confidential counselling service accessed through West Dunbartonshire secondary schools, where young people can chat to a counsellor to help manage personal and social issues which may be affecting their life.
Mind Yer Time
Designed by children and young people from the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, Mind Yer Time has been created to support everyone who loves social media and screen time. We've got positive tips, stories and information for children and young people, to help you use your screen time positively!
MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health. Find information for Professionals and Volunteers, for Education and Healthcare staff working in Education Settings, and for Parents and Carers.
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service helping the people in Scotland to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. Also includes a service directory with details of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.
notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.
Eating disorder management from the privacy of your mobile phone. Includes a log for how you feel, and suggestions for positive thoughts and coping strategies. Set yourself goals and choose coping skills that you think might work for you. There are guided meditations which you can pair with images of your choice.
A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
stem4 - supporting teenage mental health
Stem4 promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them. Discover stem4's free guides to manage mental health issues, free supportive apps and mental health videos.
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Time for You - SAMH support service
Time for You is an online wellbeing support service for anyone experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health difficulties aged 16 and over and living in Scotland. Time for You offers access to Wellbeing Coaching and Counselling for anyone experiencing symptoms that have a limited effect on their daily life.
Heads Up Mental Health Support
NHS GGC information on mental health conditions, mental health advice, how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available to you and the range of interventions.
Get Self Help
This website provides resources for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
CBT has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.