Promoting Positive Body Image in the Secondary School

A practical guide to teaching body image lessons sensitively and effectively to 12-18 year-olds

Promoting positive body image as part of the curriculum can help us address the negative body image that is a common affliction amongst our students, often resulting in low self-esteem or even mental health issues. This course will both give you a thorough understanding of the importance of body image and also provide you with the resources you need to teach up to 4 body image lessons to your tutor group or PSHE class. You’ll become familiar with the materials and gain an in-depth understanding of the issues that are likely to arise as a result of the lessons – and how to address these.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn what body image is and why it’s important
  • Discuss why some students have negative body image and the implications of this
  • Explore beauty ideals from around the world
  • Take a critical look at the interaction between body image and the media
  • Develop skills for combating unhelpful images of beauty
  • Understand what ‘fat talk’ is and how to address it
  • Teach students the value of compliments and understanding personal strengths

This is one of the courses from our archive.

You can still have it delivered in your school or college, adapted to your needs and the current context, by one of our expert associates.

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