References and links

Sometimes reflecting on body image and stereotypes can start you thinking about things that may be upsetting. If anything in this website has upset or worried you please talk to somebody you trust as soon as possible. This might be a teacher or counsellor from your school, a friend or a family member. Below are some links to organisations that can also help.

Headspace - www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a service for people aged 12-25 that provides you with health advice, support and information. With centers all around Australia, Headspace can help you with: General health; Mental health and counselling; Education, employment and other services and; Alcohol and other drug services.

Inspire Foundation - www.inspire.org.au
Inspire Foundation offers information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

Teens Health www.kidshealth.org 
TeensHealth is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions.

The Butterfly Foundation www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
The Butterfly Foundation provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues and their carers

Youth beyondblue www.youthbeyondblue.com
Youth beyondblue is designed to provide young people with access to information, opportunity to tell their story and find services to help them with depression. Youth beyondblue is all about getting the message out that it’s okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people and their family members and friends to get help when it’s needed.

SomaZone - www.somazone.com.au
SomaZone is a safe space for young people to ask questions, share stories and get help for mental health issues, sexual health, relationships, abuse, body image, and drug use. SomaZone aims to empower young people to address their physical, emotional and social health needs in a way that is relevant and non-judgemental, by providing free and anonymous access to reliable health information.

ReachOutwww.reachout.com
Website dedicated to providing fact sheets and information about services available regarding a number of issues associated with young people. The Mental Health Difficulties section provides information on: Body image, Eating Disorders, Depression, Self Esteem.

Eating Disorders Victoria- www.eatingdisorders.org.au
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is unique in Victoria in providing a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders.

Reports

SeeMe Scoping Study- Education Services Australia conducted a Research and Scoping Study to inform the development of the SeeMe Program. You can download the report here: Scoping Study PDF (376 KB)

SeeMe Evaluation Report- The Foundation for Young Australians conducted an evaluation of the SeeMe Program; you can download the report here: SeeMe Evaluation Report PDF

SeeMe Final Report- The QVWC developed a Final SeeMe Report that provides a summary of SeeMe's background, the development process and the evaluation; you can be download the report here: Final SeeMe Report PDF