When we think of the impact of concerns about how teenagers look, we don't always consider how boys feel. There is growing evidence that boys do care deeply about how they look, and it can be something that makes them feel bad. The Boys' Biggest Conversation is a campaign to encourage teenagers and young men, across the UK, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.
The Mindful Me activity guide, developed with psychologists, and experts in body image and girl development, helps girls build body confidence and self esteem. The activities included focus on body awareness, mindfulness, self-kindness, empowerment and positive emotions.
Confident Me body-confidence teaching materials, from Dove, explore influences on young people's body image and self-esteem. The collection of resources support five self-esteem workshops and address key topics, including the impact of society, professional and social media on appearance ideals, and give teachers strategies to boost students' confidence.
Parent Support Resources
Dove also have resources to support parents in developing self-esteem in their children.
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