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Mental Health Workshops for Schools

Body Image

OVERVIEW

No5 delivers Mental Health Workshops in schools and colleges in Reading, with the aim to educate, support and build self-awareness in young people around issues they face today.

There are 7 workshops in the series, based on current issues relevant to young people.

Workshops are developed in collaboration with our Young Ambassadors, aged 16-25, and our counsellors at No5.

Workshop 3 – Body Image

Aim:

Looking at the relationship between poor body image and social media use, we aim to enable young people to start situating their self-worth within their whole selves, and not simply their appearance.

Synopsis:

From snapchat and Insta filters, to Photoshopped celebrities, we’re surrounded by unrealistic representations of the human body. We examine how social media impacts body image and look at the effects of negative body image on ourselves and society. We aim to empower young people with the idea that how they look is not the most important thing about them, and provide a ‘10 top tips to help build better body image’ handout.

Outcomes:

Your students will:

  • Benefit from peer-led education and resources
  • Learn ways that social media can negatively affect their view of themselves
  • Know the differences between positive and negative body image
  • Be shown how to think critically about the images that are shown in the media and online
  • Gain knowledge of ways to improve self-esteem
  • Have examined current examples of photo editing and manipulation
  • Spend time thinking about aspects of themselves that they like, not related to

Cost: £175

These sessions are ideally delivered to groups of up to 25 young people