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The Dove Self-Esteem Project 


Born in 2004, the Dove Self-Esteem Project combines work with leading experts with a vision of a world where positive body image equals positive self-esteem, and beauty is a source of confidence.

Since 2013, Dove has joined forces with leading authorities and partners to underpin their work in psychology, health and teen body image. From the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) and the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) –  working together to empower young people and build body confidence around the world.

Dove's educational program is made to help parents, mentors, teachers and youth leaders better understand how to improve self-esteem of young people. Their resources include tools that are free to download and proven to build positive body confidence. 

Click here to see how you can get involved. 




Teach your pupils important strategies to protect and build self-confidence with the Confident Me programme. Confident Me is helping secondary school teachers meet national curriculum objectives in statutory health education, PSHE, health & wellbeing, and literacy across learning. 

The programme includes:

Confident Me (5-lesson-pack)
Five x 50-minute lessons on appearance ideals, media messages, body comparisons, body talk and how to become a body confidence champion.

Confident Me (single lesson)
One x 50-minute lesson on appearance pressures, body comparisons, challenging appearance ideals and building body confidence. The single lesson includes one teacher guide with a plan for the session, one PPT slide deck and worksheets.

My Hair, My Crown (single lesson)
A 2-hour session exploring hair beauty stereotypes

Proud To Be Me (single lesson)
A 2-hour session on the impact appearance norms and ideals have on the LGBTQ+ community (Proud To Be Me).

All resources can be delivered flexibly within health education lessons, during tutor time or even as part of an assembly. Each lesson includes a teacher guide with a lesson plan, PPT slide deck, videos and activity sheets.

Click here to register for the resources. 

Dove have also produced training videos for teachers to support the delivery of the Confident Me workshop, which include:

  • Introduction to body confidence
  • Workshop lesson plan & material
  • Workshop content overview
  • How to create the right environment
  • When to adapt the lesson plan
  • Tips for challenging questions