The Esteem programme encompasses both training to enable people to become relationships and sexual health educators and direct provision of relationships and sex education (RSE) sessions in secondary schools, alternative youth provision and other youth settings. We have over 25 years’ experience of developing and delivering RSE and our programme continues to evolve to meet the needs of young people in our digital world.
Embedded in our teaching is the message to young people that they are significant, precious and unique individuals. Building healthy self-esteem is key and, as the programme name suggests, is at the heart of our work.
Our teaching on sex and sexual health is delivered in the context of relationships and we promote respect, commitment and faithfulness within relationships.
We communicate that sex is so good, wonderful and precious that it deserves to be highly valued, is worth waiting for and that positive choices about relationships and sex are key to our physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
Our approach is to teach the facts in an engaging way, with a strong emphasis on developing confident decision-making and building positive relationships. The sessions are interactive and are designed to suit a variety of learning styles.