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All you need to know about Confident Me workshops

‘Pressures for young people to look a certain way come from multiple sources, not just society and the media’

Parent Zone has been working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help boost pupils' self-esteem. In this video Diane Harrill, a teacher from Newent Community School, explains everything you need to know about the PSHE Association-accredited Confident Me workshop. Register to download the FREE resources below

The single-session workshop is designed to last around 45-60 minutes depending on the amount of discussion time involved. The core content looks at appearance ideals, the role of the media, the impact of ideals and pressures and what can be done to challenge them. Dianne explains how ‘pressures for young people to look a certain way come from multiple sources', it isn't just a pressure from society and the media, it also comes from friends, family and the pressure they put on themselves to look a certain way. As part of the workshop pupils will also examine ways they may also be contributing to the manipulation of images, based on how they choose to depict themselves on social media and the way that they talk about how they, or others, look. 

Register for FREE teaching resources to deliver the single session 45-minute workshop in your school.

For parents

Download the free Uniquely Me parent guide to hand out to your pupils and parents.

This contains expert advice from Dove Self-Esteem Project global experts from the fields of psychology, body image, self-esteem, eating disorders and media representation to create a resource for parents that is focused on advice and action.

Parent Zone is working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help boost UK pupils' body confidence through its PSHE Association-approved in-school workshops. Find out more about the full programme here.