RSE- Self-Esteem, Body Image and Emotional Well-Being

Body image is about how we feel about and see our bodies, a positive body image supports not only our physical and mental health but also lays down the foundations for healthy relationships. 

A negative body image can cause low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and can lead to self-harming or risk-taking behaviours. Low self-esteem and negative body image can make a young person vulnerable to abusive and exploitative relationships. With the ever-growing digital world, young person attitudes and opinions are greatly influenced on how to look and behave, and for many young people, there is no getting away from this.

This training day will look at the links between porn, sexting and social media, while exploring how these can affect emotional wellbeing, placing extra pressures on young people and impacting their relationships with family members and peers. 

Aims and Objectives;

  • To understand a young person's modern world and the impact this has on self-esteem and self-worth.
  • To explore the extent of sexualised imagery on social media and the effect this has on self-esteem.
  • To explore gender differences and stereotypes around self-esteem, self-worth, impact and behaviours
  • To understand the links between poor self-esteem ad unhealthy relationships.
  • To explore practical techniques and activities to help educate young people on healthy relationships and support around emotional wellbeing. 

No lunch is provided but there are plenty of food outlets close by, there will be teas and coffees provided throughout the day. 

BVSV Conference Rooms are within walking distance of both Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham New Street Station. There is no parking on-site however there are large carparks nearby and it is easily accessible by public transport.