The 45- to 60-minute Dove Confident Me single lesson workshop addresses key topics including media influence, peer pressure, and strategies for promoting body image and self-esteem. Students learn through class discussion, small-group activities, videos, and activity worksheets.
The program has been developed to support the following outcomes: identifying personal strengths, recognizing how personal qualities are evaluated by others, awareness of healthy eating, and media portrayal of body image.
It also covers emotional, social and physical well-being, planning for choices and changes, and the impact of popular culture and the media.
The single lesson workshop has been evaluated by the Center for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England. It showed that students who participate in Dove Confident Me experience improved self-esteem, have a more positive self-image, and feel more confident to participate in social and academic activities.
For teachers and educators wishing to explore these topics in more detail, a five-session teacher workshop is also available. We encourage you to present the five lessons if possible, as this promotes deeper student engagement for a longer-lasting impact on students’ body image 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.