Championing healthy relationships
and sexual wellbeing

Resources

One of things that our members have most appreciated about being part of the Esteem network is access to our resources. We are continually working on the development of new resources, gathering input from young people throughout the development process and piloting the resources before distributing amongst our network.

Our standard Esteem resources are available free to members of our Esteem network. If you are interested in attending an Esteem training course and becoming a member, please contact us.

We also have a number of resources that are available for anyone to purchase and some that are free for anyone to download.

 

Esteem Manual: 7 Relationship Skills and Consent

How confident are young people to distinguish between Love, Lust and Romance

This collection (including a lesson plan) builds on the healthy relationships materials and helps young people develop skills to for relationships. A key topic of these activities is negotiating consent.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 8 Emotional wellbeing and coping strategies

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This collection (including a lesson plan) has been designed to cover the issues of emotional wellbeing and coping strategies with young people. The materials aim to improve the emotion wellbeing and resilience of young people.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

The RSE Maker Kit (Version 1)

A crochet vulva, 3D printed uterus and wooden emoji

This zipped folder contains a variety of resources to help Esteem educators create their own useful relationship and sex education physical resources. This version includes


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Video: Living With HIV

This video "Living with HIV: Hannah's story" is available to all Esteem members.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Video: How I stopped viewing porn

Still Frame from video

This video "How I stopped viewing Porn." is available to all Esteem members. Filmed with André and Bethany from the Naked Truth.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 1 Self-esteem Collection

Girl looking at her reflection in a mirror

This collection (including a lesson plan) has been designed to cover the issue of Self-Esteem with young people. The opinion we have about ourselves can have a huge impact on our lives and the choices that we make. If young people are able to build healthy self-esteem, it will help them to make positive and informed choices for themselves. Be aware that some young people may have received little affirmation in their lives. Make sure you place a lot of emphasis on how valuable every single person is and give the group plenty of affirmation and encouragement throughout the session.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 2 Puberty Collection

Photo of a teenage male armpit with body hair

This collection (including 2 lesson plans) has been designed to help young people start to understand puberty. Puberty is a significant time for young people and can be very challenging. Hormones come alive, initiating physical and emotional change and awakening sexual feelings. Young people need support in understanding these changes and in managing them. During these sessions on puberty, assure the young people that what they are going through is normal and that, although their experience of puberty may be different to other people’s experiences, it is a normal part of life which is taking them on a journey towards becoming an adult.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 3 Relationships and Sex Collection

A Black and White photo of a teenage couple kissing

This collection (including a lesson plan) has been designed to help young understand the importance of relationships. Sex and sexual health are explored in the context of what a good and healthy relationship looks like. These sessions should help the young people to understand why it is important for key ingredients to be in place in a relationship before sexual activity takes place. Sex is a wonderful gift and has the potential to be very good, but young people also need to know about the possible negative physical and emotional consequences of sex. These sessions should help young people to understand that delaying sex is a positive choice; equip them to delay sex; and equip them to make healthy decisions about sexual activity.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 4 Media and Technology Collection

technology and media

This collection (including 2 lesson plans) has been designed to help young people start to develop the skills to navigate the multitude of pressures modern technology can impose on their self-esteem, relationships and views on sex. We live in an age of technological advancement that is unmatched in human history. Young people are now facing both fresh opportunities and new threats to their wellbeing.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

Esteem Manual: 5 STIs Collection

Microscopic image of bacteria

This collection (including a lesson plan) has been designed to help young understand STIs but continues to keep the key messages relationship-centred. It is good to highlight that delaying sex is a great choice to make and that not everyone is having sex. Emphasise the importance and benefits of condom use for people that decide to have sex. Also explain the limitations of condoms especially for genital warts and genital herpes if the affected area of skin is not covered by the condom.

Be aware that some young people in the class may already have had unprotected sex. It is important that you deliver the session in a way that is sensitive and non-judgemental. Explain that getting tested for STIs is straight-forward and provide information about where advice and testing is available locally. Explain that a person can choose to delay sex even if they have previously engaged in sexual activity.


This resource is available for Esteem members only. For more information about training and membership click here.

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