Work With Young People Around Relationships


“We don’t ever learn any stuff about relationships.”

Young people often say that they would like their SRE curriculum to include more work around relationships. Most young people’s first sexual experiences are in the context of a relationship. Just like everyone else interested in relationships this means that many young people are also interested in learning more about: who they like and how to find them, what trust means, how to communicate effectively, what is important to them in a partner, how to negotiate relationships and friendships and how to deal with heartbreak.

This training course is a unique opportunity to learn about how to work with young people so that they can understand and can choose to have healthy, safe, respectful, trusting and loving relationships with each other. It also gives practitioners the tools to help young people see how healthy their relationships are, whether they are in an exploitative, abusive relationship or a relationship that is not good for their self-esteem.

This course gives participants the opportunity to explore important themes in sexual/romantic relationships for young people. It combines work on our own relationships values and attitudes with practical strategies to make us more confident in helping young people to navigate their way through their first sexual relationships and to exit unhealthy ones.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Explore their own values around relationships
  • Work through relationships messages to explore what makes a healthy and safe relationship
  • Practice and take away practical strategies to work with young people around relationships themes such as trust, boundaries, safety, self-esteem, independence, difficult feelings and communication.

Participants will also receive a unique resource pack with practical activities to use with young people in both group and one-to-one settings. This includes the relationships graph, which is a very popular and useful resource with young people.

This course is for anyone working with young people around relationships: youth workers, teachers, learning mentors, clinicians, health advisers, school nurses, Connexions workers, YOT staff etc.

This one day course costs £1200 plus travel/accommodation costs. All my courses are for up to 16 participants.

If you wish to make a booking or have any questions about the content or fee please get in touch via the contact form.