Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing


2nd December 2018

Each member of the team has done a challenge to help raise money for acet UK in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Each challenge was themed around the number 30, as acet UK is celebrating its 30th year. Watch the video below to see what they got up to.

  • Sarah and Esther had a 30 minute silent disco...
28th November 2018

As we mark both the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and of acet UK, Margaret Sentamu, acet UK patron, reflects on how the two are interwined.

"acet UK began when Dr Patrick Dixon visited the AIDS ward of a London hospital in 1987. The first thing he saw was a desperately sick young...

9th November 2018

acet UK CEO, Sarah Smith, was interviewed at the Christian Resources Exhibition 2018 - listen to the podcast below.

Sarah talks about the history of the charity; how its work has grown and evolved; how the relationships and sex landscape has changed for young people.

Listen below:


9th November 2018

We are so grateful to be celebrating 30 years of acet UK. Check out our 30th anniversary brochure below - we hope it encourages you as much as it does us!

acet UK has grown from humble beginnings, from a few volunteers providing care for people living with HIV and AIDS in London in 1988, to a wealth of...

15th August 2018

Our work with parents is an area that is growing. We have been asked to run a number of workshops over the past academic year, in partnership with churches, schools and a pregnancy crisis centre.

Alongside exploring topics such as child development and the teenage brain, the workshops also discuss the prevalence of social media use...

15th August 2018

In early 2018, we took part in a consultation inviting views on the content of statutory relationships education for primary schools, and relationships and sex education (RSE) for secondary schools.

The recently published draft statutory guidance was then written, which the government is currently consulting on. Responses will help...

15th August 2018

Check out the latest edition of the Salt and Light newsletter - sharing stories about the training and education projects which your donations make possible. Read online or download the PDF copy at the bottom of this page to read the newsletter in its entirety.

The future of relationships and sex education (RSE)

The Department...

14th August 2018

The ACET family was founded in 1988 by Dr Patrick Dixon, as a compassionate response to the HIV pandemic.

Working as a doctor, Patrick started to meet people who were dying from AIDS-related illnesses but were being treated with fear, ignorance and discrimination: isolated in hospital; or refused care at home or hospices.