Body Image SA
Body Image SA is a project being led by the Women's Information Service, which follows on from the campaign we ran earlier this year. We are keen to continue this important conversation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for updates.
Body image has a huge impact on the lives of girls and young women and is consistently identified as one of the top three concerns for young Australians as part of Mission Australia's Annual Youth Survey. The 2014 survey identified that almost half of the female respondents from South Australia were either 'extremely concerned' or 'very concerned' about body image.
- Body Image Survey for parents/guardians
- Information about Body Image
- Support Services
- Campaign workshops
Body Image Survey for parents/guardians
Take part in our survey to assist the South Australian Government to learn more about the information needs of parents/guardians and the forms of information delivery that would be most useful to help increase their confidence to have conversations with their children around body image issues. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and you can remain anonymous.
Click here to access the survey.
Everyone knows what a selfie is right? WIS is encouraging as many girls and women as possible to create an 'innerselfie'.
To celebrate positive body image, South Australian girls and women are invited to take an "innerselfie" – a creative photo of a range of objects from around your home that tell a story about you and the things you love.
See instructions here.
For inspiration, check out our #innerselfie board on Pinterest.
Information about Body Image
- National Eating Disorders Collaboration: What is Body Image?
- Child and Youth Health (Kid's Health): Body Image
- Child and Youth Health (Parenting and Child Health): Body Image
- The Butterfly Foundation: Body Image Tips for Parents
- ReachOut: What is Body Image?
Click here for information about organisations in South Australia who provide support to individuals experiencing issues related to negative body image and eating disorders, their families and friends.
Earlier this year we ran our Body Image Campaign which linked volunteers such as bloggers, digital experts and role models with young women, who took part in creative workshops to explore ways to boost self-esteem and develop positive body image.
The young women then developed a range of creative digital content which was shared on social media, with a positive body image messages, to influence their younger peers aged 7 - 12 years.
Workshop 1 - Cove Youth Service
Workshop 2 - HIVE 12-Twenty Five Youth Service
Workshop 3 - SHine SA