I’m proud to have been involved in the delveopment of these excellent resources from Dove which help schools to effectively promote self-esteem and body confidence in 11-14-year-olds through a series of free to download PSHE lessons plans.
The resources have received the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.
Five session self-esteem teaching resources
The five session Dove Confident Me resources explore in depth the key factors that affect body image and self-esteem in young people. Over five 45-60 minute lessons, the workshop series covers:
- Challenging unrealistic sociocultural ideals of appearance
- Building media literacy in response to appearance ideals in the media, social media and advertising
- Reducing appearance comparisons and appearance-related conversations
- Encouraging proactive strategies to build and protect self-esteem.
PSHE Association Subject Specialist, Karen Summers says:
“This series of five sessions focus on key elements to support and develop young people’s self-esteem and body confidence. They are presented in a relevant and engaging style and would make an important contribution to high quality PSHE teaching and learning.
Furthermore, the five sessions provide a platform for interactive learning through a range of teaching approaches, including role play, discussions, debates, film clips and activity worksheets. There are many opportunities for pupils to explore, understand and challenge assumptions related to body image and body confidence issues.
The resource meets all the PSHE Association Quality Standards for good practice so we are delighted to grant it our Quality Mark”
Download the free five session resources
Single session self-esteem teaching resources
Alternatively, if you are looking to run a one-off 45-60 minute lesson you can use the single session resource, which is an abridged version of the five session series. Previously awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark, the resource is designed to help pupils to think critically about appearance-related pressures and develop strategies to take a proactive response to images in the media, social media and advertising.