San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Simple, effective tools to build resilience in young people, hosted by award-winning positive body image charity Body Gossip.
Most young people have struggled with a self-esteem or body image issue at some stage in their lives and for some, this has a measurable impact on their potential, health and happiness.
Statistics show that 47% of teenage girls allow body worries to stop them partaking in everyday activities at school like sport, presenting to class or raising their hand. A 2011 study found that in an average British classroom, 3 students were self-harming. And 1 in 10 people in the UK will develop an eating disorder before they reach the age of 25.
That’s why, in 2008, positive body image charity Body Gossip developed what has become their now multi-award winning Education Programme, which aims to equip young people with the tools they need to navigate the modern world with confidence. Today, we also work with parents and teachers to help them develop a ‘high self-esteem environment’ at home and at school.
Hosted by Natasha Devon, founder of the Body Gossip Education Programme and author of Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents and Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem, this workshop will give you simple, effective tools to build resilience in young people.
The modern world can be daunting, not just for young people but for the adults who are trying to guide them through it. By looking at communication and language, the internet and how to engage with the worlds of fashion and beauty, we’ll help you untangle the complex web to help navigate them towards health and happiness.
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Body Gossip is a positive body image charity that campaigns through Arts and Education to empower everybody to be the best version of themselves and rock their own brand of gorgeous.
Body Gossip was awarded Cosmopolitan Ultimate Campaign of 2012. The Body Gossip Education Programme is multi award-winning, having won the Mental Health Award in 2012 and Ernst & Young Top 50 Social Enterprise Award in 2013.