Developing confidence around body image and identity

Coaching & Training Programme for schools
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What do your students see when they look in the mirror?

How to Develop Confidence Around Body Image and Identity with Expert Training and Coaching

School years can be challenging for students going through puberty, exam pressures and career planning. It’s also a time when body image anxieties are often formed.

How often have you heard comments about being too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too pale, or too dark? Complaining about specific features such as the nose, eyebrows, lips, bottom, breasts or hair not being ‘normal’ can be frequent. But why? Not ‘normal’ compared to who?

Did you know that 52% of 11 to 16-year-olds worry about how they look, and 36% say they would do whatever it took to look good, according to UK surveys

‘Developing Confidence Around Body Image and Identity’ Programme Outcome

By the end of the programme, participants will understand how to:

Spot the signs of low self-worth and confidence in students

Identify the symptoms of negative body image

Encourage others to build resilience and confidence

Support students in overcoming self-worth issues

Create strategies for discovering and promoting natural gifts and talents

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Celebrating ‘Your Self’ and Building Strengths

Confidence around body image and identity impacts feelings of self-worth. The emotions experienced from the thoughts and feelings around how attractive someone perceives themselves to be can be negative or positive. Unfortunately, this is where conditions such as anorexia, bigorexia, self-harming behaviour or undergoing unnecessary surgery can originate.

‘Developing Confidence Around Body Image and Identity’ Programme Content

The programme highlights ways to identify the signs of low self-esteem and negative behaviours manifesting from anxieties about body image. Schools can implement the practical tools and techniques shared to support students to overcome low confidence and self-worth concerns and improve emotional wellbeing.

Who Is This Programme For?

This programme is for schools wanting to learn more about the behaviour and conditions associated with body image and self-worth. Understanding how to effectively intervene and support students will build resilience and safety across the entire school community. Group sessions, student resources and optional outreach support for parents and carers are also available.

‘Developing Confidence Around Body Image and Identity’ Programme Details

All programmes can be tailored to your needs and requirements to enhance your school’s existing schedule. All content is designed to support and empower teams to overcome challenges in the classroom and encourage safe collaboration between teachers, students, and their parents.

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How Can Your School Benefit from Working with Back on Track Teens?

Certified Back on Track Teens training specialists and coaches deliver inclusivity group training and one-on-one coaching for teachers and support workers. Building resilience, confidence and self-worth reduces challenging behaviours, improving emotional wellbeing, staff retention and student attendance.

Parent support, student group sessions and practical online resources are also available to enrich all solutions.

Just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed your presentation this morning. I have had so many staff come to me and say how informed they found it

A Cashmore, Walton School

Why Choose Back on Track Teens?

Back on Track Teens places young people, their parents and caregivers (including teachers and support workers) at the core of its work.

Innovative programmes use a combination of behavioural coaching, emotional support and practical resilience training. A creative and safe learning environment explores honest conversation and individual learning. Applying behavioural science to real-life scenarios empowers and supports the discovery of natural strengths and talents.

Regulatory annual statutory medical training is also available, including:


  • Safe Use of Medicines
  • Anaphylaxis and EpiPen Medication
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Gastrostomy Training and Competency

All Back on Track Teens training meets OFSTED and Care Quality Commission standards. Participants will receive workbooks, email support and access to a huge range of practical, creative and empowering resources.

I have just received a fantastic report from Matthew’s science teacher.

I just wanted to thank you, it is since he has seen you that his attitude has matured and he has become an independent learner, who wants to succeed at school and do well in his subjects.

Thank you again.


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