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The Dove Self-Esteem Project: Planning your PSHE Curriculum for next year

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Now is the perfect time to download our free PSHE Association-approved body confidence workshop to help your pupils’ self-esteem

Parent Zone has been working with the Dove Self-esteem Project to promote its brilliant in-school teaching resources.

These allow teachers, no matter their specialism, to deliver workshops aimed at 11-14 year-olds, which have demonstrated proven benefits in raising pupils’ self-esteem. [1]

Students who participate in a Confident Me workshop have a more positive self-image, and feel more able to participate in social and academic activities.

For teachers that are now planning their PSHE lessons or days for the 2018-19 school year, this is the perfect time to download the resources in preparation. They have been developed to support the school curricula in England, Scotland and Wales[2] and are accredited by the PSHE Association.

We also realise how difficult it is to fit in everything you want to cover. That’s why we recommend that the Confident Me single session can also be delivered to support the media studies curriculum, or as part of SRE lessons.

These free, evidence-based resources are specially designed for teachers to feel comfortable and confident delivering. They provide everything you need to run successful curriculum-aligned body confidence workshops, including lesson plans, student activity sheets and supporting resources.

Watch this short film to find out more.

Register HERE to download the complete workshop for free.

Read our other articles to discover more about the full suite of Dove Self-esteem Project resources HERE.


For parents

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

This downloadable pdf 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.


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[1] Diedrichs, PC; Atkinson, MJ; Steer, RJ; Garbett, KM; Rumsey, N & Halliwell, E (2015): Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention ‘Dove Confident Me: Single Session’ when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.

[2] The programme has been developed to support the school curricula. In England and Wales, Key stage 3 outcomes include identifying personal strengths, recognising how personal qualities are evaluated by others, awareness of healthy eating, and media portrayal of body image. For those following the Scottish CfE 3rd level health and wellbeing programme, it covers emotional, social and physical wellbeing, planning for choices and changes, and the impact of popular culture and the media.