New Dove Self-Esteem Project
The Dove Self-Esteem Project provides free resources to help teachers deliver a series of sessions about self-esteem.
The five Confident Me workshops are accredited by the PSHE Association and designed to teach 11 to 14-year-olds strategies to protect and build self-confidence - in themselves and others.
- a free teacher guide to help you prepare for each 45 to 60-minute session
- a student presentation
- student activity worksheets
Students will learn about:
- Appearance ideals: how they began, the pressure they put on young people and how they have changed over time.
- Media messages: how messages and images from advertising and social media are often manipulations of the truth, so it can be unhealthy and unrealistic to compare ourselves to them.
- Confronting comparisons: the negative consequences that comparing looks can have – and positive ways to respond to comparison situations.
- Banishing body talk: what ‘body talk’ means and the impact it can have on self-esteem and body confidence – plus strategies to reduce body talk and shift the focus to other qualities and achievements.
- Being the change: a chance for students to review and reflect on the previous four sessions – and prepare to lead by example as they take the body confident message out into their school life.
Don’t have time to carry out all five workshops? There is also a single-session workshop, which covers the key points of each.
You can access all of these resources – and extra materials to share with parents – by filling out the form below.