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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)

 

WHAT WE DO

Creating 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

ADVOCACY

Creating momentum for change in relation to body image, weight, and health

 

WHO WE ARE WORKING WITH ...

Successful Collaborations

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“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

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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

 

ABOUT US

The Body Confident Collective is led by three body image experts, Dr Zali Yager, Dr Ivanka Prichard, and Dr Laura Hart.

This not-for-profit emerged from our passion for getting the great work of researchers out into the real world to have an impact and improve how people feel about the way they look. 

We love to share, innovate, and ideate on all things body image with parents, teachers, professionals, and companies.

Learn more
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  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.

 

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