Last week we saw Gok Wan (How to look good naked) speak to Ed balls about Gok's body image campaign. The campaign is aimed at obliging schools to teach teenagers about body image and body confidence.
Whilst in government Labour had planned to make' body image' a compulsory part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum.
The new Conservatives government are opposed to making PSHE a statutory requirement and plan to extend the opt-out to academies and free schools in the bill (this week).
Despite the different political viewpoints, it is undeniable that we are facing a negative body image epidemic in the UK. Long detailed statistical proof is not required, simply ask a group of teenagers or women 'do you like what you see in the mirror'? The replies will speak for themselves.
Our 'Be You' Body Image & Self Esteem workshop has been specially designed to look at this issue. Generally speaking, the workshop has been well received and the initial feedback is encouraging.
“Content was good, very clear.”
“Very interesting and good facts on the presentation (and sources).
“Really helpful. Thank you for coming to our school”.