Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing


4th May 2021

“Would you forgive me if I lost my battle with life?”

The text came through late in the night and I didn’t pick it up until the morning.

Thankfully, Dara didn’t lose his battle with life that night but he has been battling with negative thoughts for a long time. And these have increased...

24th March 2021

Welcome to the ‘technology’ issue of Salt and Light. In this newsletter, we will explore how ever-developing technology and its associated media can influence how young people view relationships and sex.

And, as the world becomes increasingly connected, we will also share some stories of how the ACET family is using technology to...

24th March 2021

Although a digital divide still exists in our world (i.e. 1.1 billion people do not have access to electricity so could not charge a phone or tablet even if they had one), the ownership of mobile devices has grown exponentially in recent years.

Global smartphone users have increased by 40% in the past 4 years, and Statista predicts that...

24th March 2021

So, what is grooming?

The NSPCC defines grooming as ‘when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.'

They emphasise that anyone can be a groomer - and that grooming can happen both online and in person.


24th March 2021

There can be no doubt that the internet has brought new challenges to family life! Understandably, parents and carers can feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what practical steps to take to protect their children, especially when it comes to the easy accessibility of online pornography.

A number of the members of our Esteem network of RSE...

24th March 2021

"Please do not use email to send us any further information, it is not safe for us to receive it."

This was the message we received last year from one of our partners asking us to use an encrypting application to send all further messages to them, as all their communication was being intercepted by the police and special services....

24th March 2021

Events of the last year, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, and also the racist treatment of East Asians over the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought the importance of race to the forefront, and hopefully, it's here to stay.

Not only did the events last year highlight police brutality but bringing these issues to the forefront also...