The good and bad influence of friends and classmates and what parents can do if peer pressure is having an adverse effect.
Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory explains eating disorders and offers their advice on supporting your child's recovery.
More young people are being admitted to hospital because of eating disorders. Is the internet part of the problem? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out.
Broaching the subject of an eating disorder can be alarming. But the numbers of young people being treated in hospital for eating disorders are rising. It's a live issue for many parents. Here, with help from Beat, the leading charity supporting those with eating disorders and their families, we offer our tips for talking to your child.
It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.
How to spot the signs and what you can do to help if your child is a sufferer.
Anorexia is the best-known eating disorder, although not the commonest (that's bulimia). It's a serious disease and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned.
When young people admit to having mental health problems, parents often blame themselves. There is still stigma and shame attached to this kind of illness, despite the fact that it's so common. But early diagnosis and treatment have been shown to work so it's important for parents to be open and supportive. Blaming yourself - or anyone else - doesn't help.
Did you know that, on average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health issue?
Suicidal thoughts are more common that most of us realise - and different triggers can tip thoughts into action. Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know.
In this video, Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs to look out for if you're concerned about your child's mental health - and what to do.
A new study out in autumn 2014 suggests that self-harm among teens in England has trebled in the last decade. What warning signs do you need to look out for?
What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people?
Is depression a fact of teenage life? What are the signs of depression and what can you do if you're concerned that your child may be depressed? Young Minds' Lucy Maddox offers some advice.