Join Dr Kate Cooper for a deep dive into the intersection of autism and gender dysphoria. Watch this webinar for an understanding of how challenges with communication, dealing with change, and identity can affect an autistic young person experiencing gender dysphoria. There are lots of practical tips for support: how to approach this with kindness and curiosity, and how to empower parents in helping their children.
Dr Christie Talks with Dr Emma Ross from The Well HQ: Talking More Openly About Female Bodies, Women’s Health and Helping Girls Thrive in Sport and Movement
Dr Emma Ross, former Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport and founder of The Well HQ, talks to us about her new book and all things related to women, girls and sport. We learn about the need to change the language often used to talk to girls about their bodies and give them the confidence to advocate for themselves, how to fuel girls’ bodies adequately to provide them with the energy they need, the importance of well-fitting, comfortable sports bras and kit, the importance of menstrual cycle tracking and how to keep girls up girls’ interest and enjoyment in sport. This wide ranging, practical interview is a must listen for anyone who supports women and girls and anyone who wants to know more about women’s health, fitness and movement.
It’s not uncommon to hear children engaging in negative self-talk. Find out our top five things to do should you hear your child being unkind about themselves.
Sophie Medlin, consultant dietitian and Chair of the British Dietetic Association for London, joins Dr Weston to discuss risk factors and protective factors around the development of eating disorders, how to talk about food and nutrition without causing harm and supporting young people to have positive body image.
This webinar with Professor Tracey Wade examines the links between social media, low body image and disordered eating behaviours. You’ll find a discussion of eating disorders post-pandemic, learn why cultivating positive body image is so crucial and find out more about where brand new research is showing that social media fits in to the bigger picture.
Our researcher of the month, Professor Charlotte Markey, talks to Dr Weston about her forthcoming book, ‘Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys’. Due for publication in April, it helps boys to understand and appreciate their bodies as they become young men and to navigate their way through inaccurate health/diet information and unrealistic body ideals portrayed in the media. We caught up with Professor Markey to find out more.
After attending an excellent talk with body image expert, Professor Phillippa Diedrichs, we want to tell you about some of the evidence-based resources that she recommended for parents and teachers to use to boost positive body image in young people. They are all simple to use and free to access. What’s not to like?
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Dasha Nicholls about all the things that parents should understand when it comes to eating disorders. She gives us advice on how to keep a watchful, balanced and empathetic perspective on our children’s eating behaviours and tells us all we need to know about the main types of eating disorders and their triggers.
Dr Weston Talks with Dr Anna Conway Morris: Young People’s Mental Health, Body Image and Digital Life
Dr Anna Conway Morris returns to our podcast series to discuss life as a child psychiatrist during the pandemic and the impact of lockdown on young people’s mental health, social development and body image. She talks about digital literacy, pornography and self-harm, and gives us her top tips for future-proofing our children.
Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.