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Body Project Australia

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This page explains the initiative known as the Body Project Australia. It outlines what the program is about and how you can get involved.

About the Body Project Australia

The Body Project Australia is an internationally recognized and evidence-based group program designed to address body dissatisfaction in young women.

Body Project Australia offers a unique approach to discussing body satisfaction and the media influence on body image by allowing students aged 14-18 to evaluate and critique the appearance ideal, through a series of verbal, written and behavioural exercises.

The act of publicly critiquing the appearance ideal results in cognitive dissonance in students who originally supported this ideal and causes them to unsubscribe to this belief.

Body Project Australia intervention applies principles, originally identified by social psychologists, that elicit discussion among participants leading to improved self-esteem and body confidence and a decreased risk of developing an eating disorder.

Delivered by trained facilitators from EDV, the sessions also cover the influence of the media, building resilience against external pressures, what to say to a friend who you are worried about, and where to get help and learn more about positive body image.

Did you know?

The Body Project Australia was developed through a partnership with the Body Project Collaborative. The Body Project Collaborative has over 15 years of international research, with 3.5 million people in 25 countries having participated in some form of the Body Project.

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How can you get involved?

There are two avenues for delivery of the Body Project Australia program available. You can seek out EDV trained facilitators to run the program for your organisation or group. Alternatively, you can become a facilitator yourself and run the sessions in your community.

EDV deliver the Body Project Australia in your school or community group
1 hour per week over 4 weeks
$3330 incl. GST

Eating Disorders Victoria will send two trained facilitators to your school or youth organisation to run the group-based program with your students.

The program is delivered by two trained facilitators for one hour each week, over four weeks and can include up to 12 students. Please get in contact with us for more information and to register your place in 2019.

Facilitator training program
2 days
$396 incl. GST

Become an accredited Body Project Australia facilitator. This training will give you the full syllabus to run the program, including detailed scripts. Ideal for leaders at councils, youth organisations and schools who wish to deliver the program multiple times in their local community.

Add on – an EDV staff member will come and run your first program with you cost = $1650, total $2000.

EDV run Body Project Australia facilitator training at different times throughout the year. Please see our events page to find out when the next training is taking place.

EDV events
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