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Health & wellbeing
Health & wellbeing
Understanding eating disorders - for friends and family
We all have times in their lives when we experience unhealthy eating habits. Some people may try the latest fad or detox diet to shed a few kilos, others might occasionally feel like they’ve eaten more than they needed to.
Supporting your child after a natural disaster
Information for parents/family members/friends of a child, adolescent or young person who has experienced a natural disaster.
Understanding body image - for friends and family
Adolescence is a time of growth and development and can cause worries for lots of young people. Because of this rapid physical change and growth, it's normal for young people's body weight to go up and down during this time. It's also very easy to be self
Understanding grief and loss – for friends and family
It’s normal to experience sadness and to grieve after loss. But that doesn’t make it easy. Some people say grief is the most powerful thing that can be experienced in everyday life. It’s what happens after the loss of someone or something really important
Understanding psychosis – for families
It is often frightening for the person and confronting for others, but psychosis can be treated and recovery is possible. Without treatment, psychosis can seriously disrupt a young person's life and development.
Understanding trauma: supporting your child after a natural disaster
A traumatic event is something that threatens your life or safety, or the lives of people around you. It is an experience that is stressful and has a significant impact on your emotional state.
Understanding anxiety - for friends & family
Fear is an emotion we have in response to real or perceived threat, whereas anxiety is the anticipation of a future threat. It is common to experience anxiety when faced with stressful situations. This is normal and it’s our body’s way of preparing us to
Understanding bipolar - for friends & family
It's normal to experience a range of emotions and feelings in our lives. How we feel can be affected by the things going on around us, our friends or family, stressful events, or sometimes by nothing at all. Ups and downs, or changes in mood are normal an