Self-esteem

A fundamental value in shaping one’s personality and a barrier against psychological distress, self-esteem plays an essential role in adolescent well-being.
Helping young people develop a positive body image, accept differences and reject stigma are all ways to reduce bullying and develop their self-confidence.
On this page, you will find practical information to help your young people develop their full potential through self-esteem and tips to help them develop a positive relationship with their bodies. To better guide you, all our content is organized by level: the higher the level, the more it represents an advanced level of practice.

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Level 1: Special body image mini-guide for schools
Level 1: Special body image mini-guide for schools
Info sheet

Learn how to promote body diversity in your school with our comprehensive mini-guide!

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LEVEL 1: DEVELOPING HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM
LEVEL 1: DEVELOPING HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM
Info sheet

An info sheet with many tips to help your child develop high self-esteem.

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LEVEL 1: INFO SHEET: ACCEPTING YOUR BODY
LEVEL 1: INFO SHEET: ACCEPTING YOUR BODY
Info sheet

An info sheet that offers several concrete tips to help young people accept their bodies.

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LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS
LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS
Lesson plan

A complete lesson plan to help your students become aware of their strengths and improve their self-esteem.

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LEVEL 1: STUDENT PAMPHLET: DEVELOPING A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE
LEVEL 1: STUDENT PAMPHLET: DEVELOPING A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE
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Practical advice to share with your students to help them develop a positive body image.

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Video: Watch the personal accounts of several young people and the advice of a psychoeducator on how to help your child accept their body.

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Fostering high self-esteem in teenagers

LEVEL 2 : The effect of social media on young people’s mental health

Psychoeducator Stéphanie Deslauriers sheds light on social media’s impact on teens’ psychology, including the battle for “likes,” cyberbullying and fake news. Hear her valuable advice on how to help teens control their use.

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Self-esteem

Find tips and educational activities to help teens develop their self-esteem with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s AdapT guide.

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Équilibre

Discover their free tools and workshops for physical education teachers: guided relaxation, action plans to foster positive body image and more!

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From dissatisfaction to body acceptance: developing a more positive relationship with your body

Everyone has their own body image, a perception that is accompanied by emotions and behaviours related to the body. Why do some people develop a negative view of their bodies? What role does the media play? Is it normal to dislike your body, and is it necessary to improve your satisfaction with your body image? Do cosmetic surgery, weighing yourself or dieting help maintain a healthy body image? These are some of the questions that this book addresses, bringing together research results, points for reflection and information on the subject, as well as concrete actions to help you reconnect with your body.

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