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Nurturing and encouraging healthy self-esteem in young people is vital. Not only does their sense of ‘self’ impact their wellbeing and mental health, it also gives them the ability to better navigate the pressures of adolescence. This course will teach you practical ways to build self-esteem and how to support young people who are struggling to see themselves positively.

Course Info


3 October 2019


1.30PM - 4.30PM




Youthscape, 74 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY










Luton Station


Local parking available (charges apply)

If you have any questions about this course please contact Mulkina on 01582 748901 or email [email protected]



Young People and Self Esteem



Who's it for?

  • School pastoral staff, teachers and senior managers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Others working with young people

Course outline

Adolescence is a critical time to build a healthy self-esteem but many teenagers feel acute pressure about how they look and compare with others. The rise of the ‘selfie’ and social media, together with constant pressure from advertising, can prove devastating to how a young person sees themself. High levels of criticism and judgment of celebrities in the media also have an impact, with more than seven in 10 of those aged 11 to 21 saying pictures that "shame" celebrities make them anxious about the way they look. In this course you’ll learn about the emotional, evaluative and cognitive components of self-esteem and how it develops in children and adolescents. You’ll explore practical strategies and exercises that help young people learn to challenge the stereotypes and pressures around them, and simple yet effective ways to help them grow in self-confidence.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the emotional, evaluative and cognitive components of self-esteem
  • How to recognise the key signs of damaged self-esteem in a young person, when and how to respond
  • How to build positive self-esteem in young people
  • Practical ideas for working with young people in 1:1 and group contexts

All delegates receive a training pack containing a range of ready-to-use worksheets and resources, a Certificate of Attendance, and 10% off all Youthscape resources purchased on the day.

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