Resources for youth leaders – friends chatting

Self-esteem resources for youth groups

Body confidence helps young people pursue their goals. Use our confidence tips, activities and discussion topics to help get young people talking about body image.

It's a huge problem – 80% of girls are so concerned about their looks that they're holding back from important life activities. They might be reluctant to try out for a team, fear giving their opinion, and 70% even feel too embarrassed to go to the doctor, so are putting their health at risk.

We know that, as a youth leader, you probably see young people with self-esteem issues. We also know you’re likely to be looking for ways to prevent low body confidence affecting the future of the young people you work with.

The Dove Self-Esteem Project offers world-class education resources, many proven to raise body confidence and self-esteem in young people. Just follow the links below to download our materials for youth leaders.


The Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report. Commissioned By Dove, 2016

Free Being Me

A body-confidence programme deveoped in partnership with the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Find out more about this innovative programme and the impact it's having below.

Download all documents
  • Free Being Me: Leader Guide
  • Free Being Me: 7-10 yrs Activity Pack
  • Free Being Me: 11-14 yrs Activity Pack

True to Me

Fun activities to get groups talking about their thoughts and feelings around the subject of body image. This toolkit includes leader guides, an activity pack, as well as handouts to run five sessions with young people.

Download all documents
  • True to Me: Leader Guide
  • True to Me: Activity Pack
  • True to Me: Handouts

What body confidence issues are most relevant to your students?

Competing & comparing looks Media pressures Teasing & bullying Negative body talk

Thank you

Here's what other youth leaders said:

Hello beautiful

When it comes to your body, love the one you're with

Beauty is an all-ages show

Every body is beautiful

Be your beautiful self