Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

Salt and Light March 2020

You probably know that the ACET family delivers relationships and sex education (RSE) sessions in schools, but did you know that we also provide RSE in a variety of other settings, such as pupil referral units, prisons and sex work hotspots?

Click the headings below to read about how we are reaching vulnerable individuals who are often at high risk of relational or sexual health issues. (Or click this link to read the newsletter in its entirety).

Inspiring RSE educators in the UK to reach the most vulnerable

Sharing the learning from our 2-year pilot RSE programme for young people in a tier 4 CAMHS unit, Gareth led a workshop in February for relationships and sex educators. The aim was to inspire them to work with young people, outside of mainstream education, who are experiencing mental ill health. Read more.

Prison work in Belarus

"You gave me the strength to handle being in prison, and helped me think about what I want out of life, how I can reach my potential, and knowing who I am." Find out more about the impact of ACET Belarus' work in prisons.

One-to-one work with young people in Jersey

“It’s been helpful because I have thought and reflected on my relationship and have come to the conclusion that it isn’t healthy." As part of their wider work, Esteem network member, YouMatter offer one-to-one and small-group work for vulnerable young people identified as needing additional support, helping them respond thoughtfully to the pressures, choices and challenges that they face in regards to relationships and sex. Find out more.

Prison work in Nigeria

“Had the Esteem programme kick-started before now, this inmate might still have been alive.” ACET Nigeria has recently formed a partnership with the Nigerian Prisons authorities Plateau State Command, to provide their Esteem programme of sexual and reproductive health education for the inmates of Jos prison. Read more about why this work is important.

Taking HIV education to the streets in Zimbabwe

The Shining Star project has begun working with the men who frequent 'sex work hotspots' to complement their existing work with the women and girls who have turned to sex work to survive in the dire economic situation in Zimbabwe. Read more.

RSE for pupils in specialist provision

Students may find themselves outside of mainstream schooling for a number of reasons: being a member of a gang, family breakdown, behavioural or learning difficulties, or a mixture of all of these. Read more about our RSE provision for these vulnerable young people.

Changing of the guard

As Sarah steps back after almost 5 years as acet UK CEO, we welcome new CEO, Catherine. Find out more.