Body image and self-esteem

Lots of people feel pressure to look, dress and even act a certain way. Worrying about what other people think can cause a lot of worry and sometimes people can feel badly about themselves, which impacts on their self-esteem and confidence.

There are lots of things you can do to look after yourself and help you to feel more confident.

The MIX offers information and advice from experts and from young people. Check out their website, or call their helpline for free on 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm everyday).

There are a number of downloadable workbooks and self-help materials you might find useful:

  • Self esteem for girls (Elizabeth Hartley Brewer)
  • Self esteem for boys (Elizabeth Hartley Brewer)
  • Confident children (Gael Lindenfield)
  • Banish your body image thief: A CBT Workbook on building positive body image for young people (Kate Collins-Donnelly)