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Body Image: Issues and Tools

Practical tools for healthy body image

Our body image can have profound implications for our physical and mental health, confidence and self-esteem. This practical course explores the issues around personal body image and how it is formed, along with the dangers of negative body image.

Our body image is our thoughts and attitudes towards the body we live in, which can have profound implications for our physical and mental health, confidence and self-esteem. It can impact diverse aspects of our lives including education, career, relationships, health, resilience, parenting and life satisfaction.

Body image is shaped not just by what we look like, but through the learned filters of societal beauty standards, media messages and popular culture, which tend to erode body confidence and create an unrealistic view of what humans should look like.

This engaging and practical course explores the issues surrounding personal body image and how it is formed and maintained, along with the dangers of poor body image and associated distress and ill health.

However, the key focus is on exploring practical tools to help prevent or undo harms associated with negative body image and replace these with more realistic and healthier perspectives.

This course welcomes everyone with an interest in healthier body image, including health workers, youth workers, parents, educators and those interested in exploring their own body image.


  • Formation of body image
  • Perceived standard and norms
  • Body dissatisfaction
  • Body image related distress and disorders
  • Deconstructing harmful media and advertising messages
  • Reframing ideas of health, beauty and wellbeing
  • Myth-busting body attitudes and assumptions
  • Towards body confidence and celebration of self

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home resource package.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Evolve WA
Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar
Level 1, 20 Southport St
West Leederville WA 6007


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Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $45 toward catering and materials.

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Standard | $315
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $215
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $145
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals

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