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Embrace Kids

About The Hub

We're on a mission
to help kids Embrace
their Bodies. The Embrace Kids Hub
is here to support young
people, parents, schools, and
sporting groups to spread
the Embrace message far and wide.

The Embrace Kids Hub is a central portal of engaging, evidence-based resources that help kids fuel, move, appreciate and be kind to their bodies. Originally centred around the EMBRACE KIDS film, the hub will grow and expand over time. The current resources have been created to meet the needs of young people as well as the people who support them – parents, schools and community groups. By bringing together champions who are passionate about this topic, we can start to create the change that will transform kids’ lives.

We want everyone to feel safe and seen when they visit the Embrace Kids Hub. Our dream is for young people, parents and educators to feel empowered and inspired to Embrace their bodies and lead the change the world needs. The resources available on the Embrace Kids Hub are informed by the latest scientific research, and have been created and approved by our panel of multidisciplinary experts.

We know how damaging it can be when young people don’t feel good about their bodies. We know how hard it is to fix, too, so we’re focused on trying to prevent this altogether through a multifaceted approach to create change in individuals, families and communities.

We’re committed to prevention of body image issues through theory-driven and evidence-based approaches that focus on enhancing the protective factors that improve mental health and wellbeing. There is evidence that self-compassion, promoting physical activity and increasing appreciation of body functionality can enhance body appreciation, self-esteem, resilience and mental health in young people who are not yet at risk for body image concerns and eating disorders.

what sets the embrace kids hub apart?

Body image resources typically fall between the cracks.
There are resources and organisations for eating disorders.
There are resources and organisations for mental health.
There is no one-stop-shop that offers resources for body image issues and concerns..

For an issue that affects so many, there are surprisingly few resources available to help. We have to be careful in this area as raising awareness can in some cases increase concerns.

Our approach is to focus on protective factors and to create engaging resources that align with the latest research that shows that self-compassion and appreciation of body functionality can improve the way that young people feel about the way they look, and have broader mental health benefits as well. No other organisations are producing these resources that could benefit young people.

our approach

We know how damaging it can be when young people don’t feel good about their bodies. We know how hard it is to fix, too, so we’re focused on trying to prevent this altogether through a multifaceted approach to create change in individuals, families and communities.

We’re committed to prevention of body image issues through theory-driven and evidence-based approaches that focus on enhancing the protective factors that improve mental health and wellbeing. There is evidence that self-compassion, promoting physical activity and increasing appreciation of body functionality can enhance body appreciation, self-esteem, resilience and mental health in young people who are not yet at risk for body image concerns and eating disorders.

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imagine
what can
be achieved
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LET'S EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO EMBRACE THEIR BODIES AND CREATE CHANGE

Young children trust and appreciate their bodies, accept their uniqueness and love what they see when they look in the mirror. We want to help them hold on to those good feelings they have by changing the settings they interact with to avoid reinforcing stereotypes, and harmful inaccurate associations between weight and
health.

We need to create a safer body image environment for our young people, and assist them to manage and navigate the pressure they experience, without succumbing to it. We do this by providing resources for individuals, alongside activating change within families, classrooms and schools, sports clubs and communities, and online- so that the environments that young people engage with are more
supportive and inclusive.


Every young person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential
and thrive. Our approach ensures that no young people will be
held back by their beliefs about their bodies.

the solution

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS…

  • Educate children on the topic of body positivity in an innovative, engaging and captivating manner.
  • Equip children with tools to build body image resilience.
  • Promote self-compassion as a method to combat negative self-talk and self-criticism.
  • Empower children to be social media savvy and aware of unhealthy and unethical practices adopted by bloggers.
  • Focus on body functionality, appreciation and gratitude.
  • Support children to focus on how their body feels over how it looks.
  • Create safe environments that honour body diversity.
  • Encourage children to value their uniqueness and that of others.
  • Surround children with positive role models.
  • Social advocacy against organisations that cause harm.

the solution

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS…

  • Educate children on the topic of body positivity in an innovative, engaging and captivating manner.
  • Equip children with tools to build body image resilience.
  • Promote self-compassion as a method to combat negative self-talk and self-criticism.
  • Empower children to be social media savvy and aware of unhealthy and unethical practices adopted by bloggers.
  • Focus on body functionality, appreciation and gratitude.
  • Support children to focus on how their body feels over how it looks.
  • Create safe environments that honour body diversity.
  • Encourage children to value their uniqueness and that of others.
  • Surround children with positive role models.
  • Social advocacy against organisations that cause harm.

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