01 Jul Back On Track Teens Collaborates with fire service to improve body image in Staffordshire schools
In June, Back On Track Teens hosted the Youth Collective Breakfast and were approached by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for a collaboration.
This partnership enabled us to take part in the Staffordshire Fire Safe + Sound Project. The project was set up by the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, which wants to support communities and educate them to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, to care for their overall health, safety and well-being. The project comprises a variety of interactive and practical workshops, aimed at children, young people and over-60s.
Back On Track Teens met with Staffordshire Fire and together we came up with a plan to incorporate our Body Image Programme into the project. Because Safe + Sound is delivered online to schools on a weekly basis, we felt this would be a positive programme for young people to engage with. Each week one video would be shown in schools within the programme.
Thanks to this collaboration, we are able to reach young adults and support them to feel happy and confident in their own skin. The programme we submitted for the project demonstrates to students the negative effects of social media, TV shows, movies and adverts regarding body image and how it impacts us as individuals. The programme highlights how every culture has a different concept of the ‘perfect’ body image, and how this has changed throughout the years.
The wonderful team at Staffordshire Fire have told us how this segment of the programme is having a positive impact on the students who engage with the Safe + Sound project, and we are really proud to be a part of it, raising awareness when it comes to health, safety and wellbeing in young people. The project is ongoing and will continue to be shown around schools, leaving a positive and educational impact.