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Self-esteem school resources Confident Me – five sessions

Self-esteem school resources Confident Me – five sessions

Our Confident Me body-confidence teaching materials explore influences on young people’s body image and self-esteem.

The self-esteem workshops address key topics, including the impact of society, professional and social media on appearance ideals, and give you strategies to boost confidence with students.

Over five 45-60 minute sessions, through class discussions, small-group activities, engaging videos and activity worksheets, the workshop covers:

• Unrealistic appearance ideals

• The impact of social media, celebrity culture and advertising

• How to reduce appearance-focused conversations and comparisons

• Body activism and positive behaviour change 

Research shows that students who attend the five session workshops have improved body image, higher self-esteem and feel more confident participating in social and academic activities.

If you don’t have time to run five sessions, we have session teaching resources that cover the topics in less depth. However, we strongly recommend you deliver the five sessions where possible, as the deeper student engagement has a greater and longer-lasting impact on building positive confidence and self-esteem.

Stimulus Videos playlist

When prompted, share these short videos with your class to spark further debate on building body confidence and self-esteem.

Download our five session teaching resources