Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

Snippets is a video resource depicting pertinent issues in Bankstown to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops. Funded by Bankstown City Council and supported by Bankstown Working With Youth Network – Social Issues Working Party.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about a young woman looks at an image she believes represents an attractive woman. She tries to measure herself against this image but feels inadequate. Considering herself to be overweight, she stops eating. Her friends become worried but she refuses all offers of food. At home, she continues to refuse food. Finally, she collapses and is taken to hospital. After treatment she returns home and begins to rebuild a normal life.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
What constitutes a healthy diet?
Do images in magazines realistically represent how women look?
What could you do if one of your friends was not