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Love Your Body Week: for schools and youth organisations

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Join Australia's largest positive body image initiative this SEPTEMBER and help boost young people’s BODY CONFIDENCE.  

Love Your Body Week (LYBW) is Butterfly's annual awareness campaign supported by Sportsgirl. With so many young people struggling with body image, Butterfly is asking schools to jump on board to help promote body acceptance and to celebrate diversity.  

BEST PART?
It is fun, engaging, FREE and super easy to participate!

What is included?

  • You will have access to FREE evidence based materials including facilitator guides, activities and digital clips and a facilitator webinar
  • Your school will be part of something bigger, joining hundreds of schools and thousands of students already involved in Australia’s largest youth body image movement

How do I register?

To register your school or organisation this September, follow the easy steps below!

STEP 1: CHOOSE what activities you’d like to do. You can choose one or both of the activities listed below.

a. Facilitate a Teacher-led Workshop(s): A choice of ready-to-use materials for 11-14 and 14+ years is available.

b. Organise a Dress to Express Awareness Day for your whole school. Connecting the positive and empowering messages of LYBW to your community.

NB: Everything you need and further information to help you implement these activities is supplied during registration. A free webinar is also available to help you feel confident to facilitate the teacher-led workshops.

STEP 2: REGISTER your school in the link below.   

If your school participated in 2017, you need to still register for 2018. There are new materials available for 14+ and the inclusion of the Dress to Express awareness activity can help you extend the impact of this initiative.

Register now for 2018!

REGISTER HERE to access your FREE evidence based materials including facilitator guides, activities, digital clips, poster and the webinar on 14th August, 4pm AEST.

The bigger picture...

Our annual LYBW survey shows Australians worry more about how their body looks rather than all the incredible things it enables them to do! LYBW encourages everyone to change appearance based conversations at school, home, work and online.

This year we will be revealing the results of our National Body Image Survey, closer to the start of the campaign 3rd - 9th September. If you’d like to learn more about the campaign and what our survey found please CLICK HERE.

Got a question?

Contact Helen Bird on: helen.bird@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au or (02) 8456 3908

LYBW officially runs 3 – 9th September but feel free to celebrate anytime during the month. Don’t forget to hashtag #loveyourbodyweek

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