RESET supports schools and other youth, community and sporting organisations in raising awareness of body image issues, reducing stigma and encouraging help seeking in males.
RESET, which is now available free of charge, is Australia’s first digital education program, produced by the Butterfly Foundation, designed to start a deeper conversation with boys about negative body image and eating disorders.
It’s about helping adolescent boys realise that they don’t have to sign-up to society’s ‘rules’ about male bodies and masculinity, that bottling-up feelings is never good and talking about this kind of thing and asking for help is OK!
RESET will encourage conversations with boys about body image. The program aims to:
30 minute video content includes unscripted responses from boys and girls aged 13-18 about appearance concerns, societal pressures on males and why boys find it difficult to talk about these things. It includes expert insight from Dr Scott Griffiths (leading male body image researcher) and a lived experience perspective from a young man who developed Anorexia Nervosa while in school.
A comprehensive guide for any professional working with young males in schools, youth, sporting or other activity groups. It explains body image and eating disorders in boys and provides discussion prompts and activities to encourage positive and strong conversations around the themes explored in the video.
Sometimes we need a little help to RESET the conversation about our own bodies and appearance. If you are looking for some support, please contact the Butterfly Foundation National Helpline.