I'm unhappy about myself or my body
Too short? Too tall? Nose too big? Don’t feel attractive or likeable?
Body image or self-esteem issues are very common; most young people will go through times when they feel unhappy with their looks or themselves as a person.
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Talking to someone about your thoughts and feelings can be very helpful. It feels good to offload and the other person may offer you some good advice, or help you find the right support. Here are some great tips to help you talk to someone you trust.
If your body-image or self-esteem issues become severe and lead to other problems such as depression, anxiety or self-harm, you may need professional help.
If this is true for you, then talk to someone at school, or to your GP, about making a referral to Merton's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). You can also search this directory for help with other concerns such as depression or anxiety.