Healthy Relationships Programme
The Healthy Relationships Programme began as an extension of the work carried out by The Firgrove Centre and is now a project in its own right, delivering sessions across the city.
What is it?
Our Healthy Relationships programme is delivered in schools, colleges and youth groups and enables young people to explore all aspects of relationships. Our overall aim is to increase and build self-worth and self-esteem among young people, so that they can feel confident to make healthy choices within their own relationships. Our distinctives are to:
- Encourage young people to value themselves and one another
- Build confidence to make personal healthy choices, regardless of external pressures
- Dispel myths and equip young people with the information they need to make informed decisions
- Challenge stereotypes and unhealthy relationship portrayal in media, social media, music and wider society
- Empower young people to form their own opinions based on what they learn
We give young people an opportunity to talk about issues they may not feel comfortable talking about with teachers or parents whom they see every day. We enable them to identify risks, such as when they are at risk of contracting an STI, signs of an abusive relationship or child sexual exploitation. We also explore the realities of pressures and factors that affect young people in their relationships, such as media pressures, sexting, pornography and consent to name a few. All of our sessions are led with interactive activities encouraging engagement and discussion throughout.
We create personalised programmes to suit the needs of each school or group, and we can cover a wide range of topics within these sessions including:
- Healthy Relationships
- Media Pressures & Influences
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Unplanned Pregnancy
- Being a Young Parent
- Online Relationships
However we are always adding and adapting sessions to cover relevant and current issues.