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Boosting young people's self-esteem: A message to parents...

ʻEncourage your child's school to use evidence-based toolsʼ

Parent Zone has been working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help boost pupils' self-esteem. Here, Dr Phillippa Diedrichs, research psychologist from the University of the West of England, talks to parents about the in-school Confident Me workshop. Register to download the FREE resources below

The PSHE Association-accredited Confident Me workshops are being delivered in schools across the country to help boost students' self-esteem and challenge perceptions of body image.

In this video, Dr Phillippa Diedrichs explains how addressing issues of body confidence can be difficult for parents. One of the things she suggests is that they encourage their child's school to use evidence-based tools, such as the Confident Me workshops, to help boost young people's self-esteem and encourage them to think critically about their perception of body image.

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.