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What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. That’s why it’s called SELF-esteem. It’s how you describe a person’s self-worth and value. Both unfortunately and fortunately is essential for survival in the western world and for our normal healthy development. Self-esteem arises automatically from within; based upon people’s beliefs, thoughts, behaviours, feelings and actions towards themselves. People with high self-esteem know themselves well. They’re realistic and find friends that like and appreciate them for who they are. People with high self-esteem usually feel more in control of their lives and know their own strengths and weaknesses.


What is body confidence and body image?

Our internalised sense of what we look like. The belief that you are at your most beautiful when you are healthy – healthy in body and in mind. A feeling that results when you give up the mission to mold and shape yourself. You make a commitment to take care of yourself, inside and out. Body confidence breeds a positive body image. It enables us to see ourselves through a meaningful lens, not a superficial one.

“What would life be like, if you woke up every morning, looked in the mirror, and told yourself you were beautiful every day?”




Get involved as a volunteer

Passion, Energy, Creativity - do these three words describe you? Does your enthusiasm rub off on everyone you meet? Project Dare takes on part-time volunteers to assist with the running of the creative and drama based self-esteem and body confidence workshops. The volunteer posts are open to adults of all ages 16 years plus and are usually offered to those who have already completed the course. We particularly encourage service users or young people between 16 and 25 years who have a passion for the theatre and mental health.

  • Interest and knowledge in the subject matter – body image, self-esteem and self-compassion
  • Genuine desire to inform and educate with the drive to personally research when required
  • Exceptional confidence and ability to communicate clearly and concisely with people from different backgrounds
  • Ability to ‘think on your feet’
  • Smiley, positive, motivating and calm
  • Super reliable and able to travel across London (the work place changes, volunteers will have travel costs reimbursed)
  • Minimum 2 years experience within a drama workshop related role. Basic facilitation skills are desirable but not essential. Coaching on the job with particular focus on training advanced group facilitation and drama teaching skills will be given every session with regular supervision

If you think this is you, please contact Ursula.

Get involved - Muskateer

Muskateers are volunteers that have done a great job. The volunteer post is turned into a paid post and there are more opportunities to get stuck into some of the behind the scenes stuff including digital media and helping us with promotion and our campaigns. All the skills detailed in the volunteer post above are required, plus you will have shown a commitment to Project Dare and will already be feeling at home with the team, helping us every day put our vision into practice.  To find out more – contact Ursula.

Get involved - Screamer

A ‘Screamer’ is a paid assistant, who’s primary role is to support the Daredevil in the smooth running of the sessions, to keep the group focused, on task and having the best time possible! To find out more – contact Ursula.

Get involved - Daredevil

The Daredevil is the leader of the sessions and the smooth running of the project and each participant’s experience is solely their responsibility. This person must be a natural leader, have an energy that is contagious and be an ambassador for the body image fight. To find out more – contact Ursula.