Lessons from Italy: education after weeks of school closures

In the UK, we are getting used to new rhythms of life due to the COVID-19 situation. A significant change for many families is the closure of schools for most children. 

Adapting to online relationships and sex education training during COVID-19

During this Coronavirus outbreak, we will not be running any training in physical buildings but we are excited that we are still able to provide our standard RSE training, and the accreditation, by video conferencing software. We are also running teacher training courses and pa

Inspiring RSE educators to reach the most vulnerable

Gareth, our Esteem Network Director, has been working with the education team at a tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) secure inpatient unit for the past 7 years.

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?

Changing of the guard!

After 5 years as CEO, Sarah is stepping back (into another role at acet UK) to allow her to take on other life challenges. Thank you, Sarah, for your passion, commitment, positivity and care!

Sarah shares a little about her time at the helm:

One-to-one work with young people in Jersey

Founded in 2011, Esteem network member, YouMatter, work with thousands of young people across Jersey every year, helping them respond thoughtfully to the pressures, choices and challenges that they face.

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RSE for pupils in specialist provision

Our Esteem team in Southwark provide RSE in a specialist provision school for boys with social, emotional and mental health issues. This alternative educational setting supports young men who have been excluded from mainstream school for a variety of reasons.

Prison work in Belarus

Many of the men and women in the prisons in Belarus have poor knowledge and awareness of HIV and lack the skills necessary to develop positive lifestyle choices, safe behaviours, and healthy relationships.

Taking HIV education to the streets in Zimbabwe

The Shining Star project uses a peer education model to reduce HIV transmission, by educating girls and women engaged in sex work who then share sexual health messages with thousands of their peers.

Prison work in Nigeria

ACET Nigeria is currently forming 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.

Kelly-Joy goes back to school!

Earlier this term, acet UK’s Kelly-Joy had the opportunity to participate in one of our 4 Day relationship and sex education (RSE) training courses. Here she shares her experience.