Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

The difference we make

In the 2021/2022 school year, our own Esteem team Paul, Michelle, Rachel and Gareth delivered multiple Esteem relationships and sex education sessions to 4,060 young people across London and Cheshire. Our schools' work serves as a model of best practice to the Esteem network.

Although we have returned to in-person...

We are delighted with the expansion we saw in the 2021/2022 school year in our Esteem training, network membership, and the number of young people reached.

We ran 9 accredited relationships and sex education courses, training 108 people, 101 of whom completed the level 4 accreditation in ‘Teaching RSE.’

During the...

Ndwedwe town, in Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, is literally in the middle of some sugar cane fields at the end of the tarmacked road and lacks any formal roads, piped water and access to electricity.

The area has huge issues with teenage pregnancy, ‘sugar daddies’, ignorance about HIV and general sexual health, and rape is so...

The prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) is an important part of HIV prevention and education work. 21,938 Nigerian children under 5 were infected in 2019 during pregnancy, birth or during breastfeeding. This is about 25% of the mother-to-child transmission taking place globally.

One of the contributing...

Imagine being so desperate for food that you say ‘yes’ to having sex with a stranger in return for some tomatoes and beans.

Tragically, this scenario is a grim reality for many girls and women in Zimbabwe, where the economy continues to crash, unemployment is staggeringly high, and in August, inflation rose to a...

A new cohort of 91 girls and women engaged in sex work have joined the Shining Star program this year as peer educators.

The ladies received training in sexual health, business and vocational skills, report writing, legal rights and positive parenting, as well as counselling and support ...

The development of our racial identity project is now well underway. Michelle conducted further focus groups in 3 schools earlier this year to inform the creation of a set of lessons, meeting with students from years 7 to 10.

The groups were of mixed gender and ethnicity and we kept the groups small so that the...

Since Relationships Education became statutory in primary schools in 2020, we have often been asked to expand our Esteem program to include sessions for Primary-aged children – so this is what we are doing!

Schools tell us that many of the resources available for Primary Relationships Education are out-of-date, so not...

Pages