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The Body Project peer leader application form

The Body Project is an interactive (activity and discussion based) workshop in which you will co-lead with another Peer Leader to help other women at the University of Waterloo improve their body image.

What would be my role?

We are recruiting six peer leaders who are passionate about health promotion and mental health prevention, specifically in the area of eating disorders, disordered eating and body image. The six selected peer leaders will participate in a two-day training, along with four Campus Wellness staff members. The training will equip them with the skills to facilitate The Body Project on our campus with students who could benefit from participating in the program. These students will be both self-referred and referred to the program by professionals on campus. We envision that each trained peer leader will facilitate the 2 x 2 program outlined above once per term (in collaboration with another trained peer leader). Each peer-led offering of The Body Project would be open to 8-10 student participants. Trained peer leaders will receive support, supervision and guidance from Campus Wellness staff (Counselling Services, Health Promotion).

The Body Project is a minimum one year requested commitment, during which you are required to:

  1. Attend the mandatory 2-day training on Friday, September 29th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 30th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. You must attend the entire training on both days (No exceptions).
  2. Facilitate The Body Project workshops during Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Spring 2018. Exceptions to this requirement can be made if you are not on campus due to co-op responsibilities.
  3. Attend short bi-weekly meetings with your assigned supervisor to plan your Body Project sessions. The frequency of meetings may change depending on the planning of and timing for sessions.

Application deadline: Friday, September 22 at 12:00 p.m. 

Please carefully consider if you can commit to The Body Project, as outlined above before you apply.

Thank-you for your interest in the Body Project!

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