Body Image resources for schools

Posted on 12 March 2018

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Body Image Resources

Boys

When we think of the impact of concerns about how teenagers look, we don't always consider how boys feel. There is growing evidence that boys do care deeply about how they look, and it can be something that makes them feel bad. The Boys' Biggest Conversation is a campaign to encourage teenagers and young men, across the UK, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.

Website: http://boysbiggestconversation.com/
Teaching Resources: http://mediasmart.uk.com/resources/teaching-resources

Girls

The Mindful Me activity guide, developed with psychologists, and experts in body image and girl development, helps girls build body confidence and self-esteem. The activities included focus on body awareness, mindfulness, self-kindness, empowerment, and positive emotions.

Download here: https://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/education-resources/11-activity-guide-for-mentors-of-girls-from-the-dove-self-esteem-project

Teenagers

Confident Me body-confidence teaching materials, from Dove, explore influences on young people's body image and self-esteem. This collection of resources support five self-esteem workshops and address key topics, including the impact of society, professional and social media on appearance ideals, and give teachers strategies to boost students' confidence.

Download here: https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/school-workshops-on-body-image-confident-me/self-esteem-school-resources-confident-me-five-sessions.html

Parent Support Resources

Dove also have resources to support parents in developing self-esteem in their children.

More information: https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents.html

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