Youth Information & Counselling

About Us

Any Body’s Cool is a positive body image health promotion program suitable for Year 7 and 8 girls.

Through the real life experiences of five local young women, we explore body image; how this is influenced, how this affects our behaviour and how we can strive to improve our body image and self-esteem. The program also covers media literacy, healthy attitudes towards diet and exercise, the impact of body-based bullying and harassment and gender expectations.

Any Body’s Cool provides an opportunity to start a conversation about body image at your school.

Our workshops and resources provide students and teachers with common language and an evidenced-based framework to start a meaningful discussion around body image.

By the end of the program young women will:

  • know what ‘body image’ is and its relation to how we feel about ourselves in general
  • be able to critically analyse messages from media, family and friends
  • have healthy strategies for managing their physical and mental health
  • know where to go for help if they are struggling with their mental health

 

Teachers are a crucial part of the Any Body’s Cool program. Through our pre-requisite Teacher Education Session, we seek to support schools to become environments which support young people to develop and maintain positive body image and self-worth.  

Our workshop supports school staff to understand the influence of teachers as role models for positive body image, to develop strategies to create a safe class environment and lead body-positive conversations with young people using MIEACT’s best practice framework.

Any Body’s Cool is available to your school throughout the year and is free for all ACT secondary schools. This program is available Monday-Wednesday during the school term.

For more information on how the program works please see our FAQs or view our ABC Info Sheet.

Quick Facts About The Region

Mental Illness Education ACT is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.