Shelf Help - Body Image and Eating Disorders

Banish Your Body Image Thief by Kate Collins-Donnelly 

Banish Your Body Image Thief by Kate Collins-Donnelly

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.

Build positive body image with this fun and effective workbook for young people.

Watch out - the Body Image Thief is about! He's the sneaky character who keeps stealing your positive body image from your Body Image Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about your body behind. But don't worry - you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!​ Read more.

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Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield

Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield

One day, horrified by her reflection in the mirror, Anna makes a life-changing decision - that food is the enemy. Her obsession with being thin and beautiful will now dominate her every waking and sleeping hour.




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Can I Tell You About Eating Disorders? By Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson 

Can I Tell You About Eating Disorders? By Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson

​​Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Meet Alice - a teenage girl wit​h anorexia nervosa. Alice invites readers to learn about anorexia nervosa and how it makes her see herself differently from how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder and will also be a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home.





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