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Useful tips on delivering the Confident Me workshop


Dr Phillippa Diedrichs from the University of the West of England, explains how to deliver a school workshop to promote your pupils’ self-esteem

Watch the film above, in which Dr Phillipa Diedrich, associate professor at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, leads you through the Dove Self-Esteem Project’s Confident Me school workshop.

'The Dove Confident Me workshop is designed to make life easier for teachers. It's a full teaching resource including lesson plans, presentations and student activity sheets for each lesson,' says Dr Diedrich. 

'According to research, the workshop is likely to be most productive when conducted with 11-14-year-old's. This is a critical transition period in adolescents and is most relevant. However you may wish to use these resources with slighter older or younger students, which is fine if you think they are develomentally relevant for your class,' she explains. [1]

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.


Uniquely Me parent guide.pdf

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.

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.

[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.