Support At School Self- Esteem and Body Image workshops First Steps recognizes the importance of prevention and early intervention. Therefore, in academic year 2016/2017 we delivered 32 sessions at schools, reaching over 1,600 children across the county to help them understand self-esteem and body image, and how these can impact individuals. Recent research by the Schools Health Education unit shows that 50% of female students as young as 12 are unhappy with their weight and some are skipping meals in an effort to slim, ‘due to exposure to airbrushed images’. A further 58% of female students aged 14 or 15 said they wanted to lose weight, according to the study by the Schools Health Education Unit. Are you are interested in Self-Esteem and Body Image Workshops for your students? First Steps Derbyshire offers students the opportunity to experience our unique, interactive workshops which are proven help to improve their self-esteem and give them an understanding of how the media portrays a negative body image that is unrealistic and false. The workshops can be delivered at a time and date convenient to your school and its students and are delivered by our team of expert trainers, specialising in eating disorders, self-esteem and body image. First Steps staff are trained to deliver one hour educational workshops to young people of all ages. We provide understanding and support to those who are affected by all types of body image concerns, eating difficulties and disorders. By participating in this training First Steps will ensure that your pupils are able to understand; What is meant by self-esteem and body image How they may be affected by the media How to develop skills for positive self-esteem and body image Prevention and early intervention is vital to long term wellbeing of young people who may be at risk of developing eating disorders and associated mental health problems. “This was an enjoyable lesson with life lessons in it.” (Student from Foremarke Hall) “I particularly liked the way you engaged the students and how they contributed to the session.” Teacher from John Flamsteed To book sessions, discuss costings or find out more, please contact us on 01332 367571 or [email protected].