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High Fives

CREATING A SAFER BODY IMAGE ENVIRONMENT 
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

by bringing the latest body image research to the world

 

THE CHALLENGE

77%

of adolescents report body image distress (1)

91%

of adult women want to be thinner (2)

AGE 3

Children can tell us that 'thin is good and fat is bad' from the age of 3 (3)

 
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For people involved in sport, fitness, performing arts and movement spaces

For academics, health professionals and fitness professionals

For school professionals and teachers

For parents, guardians and the whole family

 
 

WHAT WE DO

Creating Change and Impact

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THE EMBRACE HUB

Creating and collating the best resources to help people feel better about their bodies

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Empowering professionals who work with people in relation to their bodies

CONSULTING

Working with businesses, brands and companies to take an innovative, inclusive approach

 

OUR SUPPORTERS

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Denise Hamburger from Be Real USA

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Professor Bryn Austin from the
Harvard University Strategic Prevention Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders [STRIPED]

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Taryn Brumfitt from the
Body Image Movement

 

“The Body Confident Collective are not only creating solutions and solving problems for the community, but also creating solutions for researchers.
This can break ground and have real impact."

David Williamson  
Chief Executive Officer at the Melbourne Innovation Centre

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

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PROMOTING BODY IMAGE IN BOYS

The Parents Website 
With Independent Schools Victoria

BUILDING BODY IMAGE IN TEENS AND TWEENS

The Parents Website 
Independent Schools Victoria

ROLE MODELLING BODY IMAGE TO OUR KIDS

Beanstalk Mums

 

(of course there are references)

  1. Milton, A., Hambleton, A., Roberts, A., Davenport, T., Flego, A., Burns, J., & Hickie, I. (2021). Body Image Distress and Its Associations From an International Sample of Men and Women Across the Adult Life Span: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(11), e25329.

  2. Runfola, C. D., Von Holle, A., Trace, S. E., Brownley, K. A., Hofmeier, S. M., Gagne, D. A., & Bulik, C. M. (2013). Body dissatisfaction in women across the lifespan: Results of the UNC‐SELF and gender and body image (GABI) studies. European Eating Disorders Review, 21(1), 52-59.

  3. ​Spiel, E. C., Paxton, S. J., & Yager, Z. (2012). Weight attitudes in 3-to 5-year-old children: Age differences and cross-sectional predictors. Body image, 9(4), 524-527.