Esteem network membership

The training fee for our accredited Esteem RSE training course includes your first year's membership of the Esteem network of RSE educators. There is also an option with our teacher training course.

Access a huge range of Esteem materials

Members of the Esteem network are licensed to use our huge range of Esteem lesson plans and activities and to access the members’ only section of the acet UK website.

The core Esteem manual is always expanding and provides resources for running sessions with young people on self esteem; puberty; relationships and sex; media and technology; STIs; HIV; relationships skills; emotional wellbeing and coping strategies; and parenthood.

Members also get full access to new resources that we develop to meet the evolving needs of the young people we work with, including lesson plans, activity details - and even crochet patterns and 3D printing files!

group in training

Additional benefits of network membership include:

  • Regular FREE online workshops on RSE-related topics 
  • Discounts on update training events 
  • Discounts on Esteem conferences 
  • Regular updates about relationships and sex education issues 
  • Ongoing support from acet UK staff 
  • Early access to newly developed resources 

The cost of annual membership varies by the size of organisation.

"I regularly use the resources provided to the Network Members in my teaching as they are extremely interactive and the content notes are very comprehensive. I find that the young people we use the activities with really enjoy the sessions and I have found myself feeling very motivated to learn more about this field through the up-to-date creativity and visionary ideas that acet UK provide. Gareth Cheesman, the acet UK Esteem Network Director, is fantastically creative in the resources he provides, and he is always brilliant at answering questions or giving advice. Recently, Gareth has also provided some excellent online skills training for members who need support in finding new ways to teach RSE due to Covid-19. I have learnt some extremely helpful things from these, such as how to use a range of online programs I’d not used before, as well as discussing which topics we may need to focus on going forward. There is no question that is ever too ridiculous to ask, and Gareth and the acet UK team are amazingly encouraging."

Rachel, Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre

"It's hugely beneficial being part of the Esteem Network. They show genuine interest in how relationships and sex education is delivered in different parts of the country, and value our input as well as provide us with consistent support and advice. Gareth’s monthly emails are something I look forward to and truly inform and improve our work. There are articles, blogs and crucial news and updates on everything and anything related to RSE. Following @esteem_acetUK on Twitter is also a great way of staying engaged and in the know. acet UK’s Esteem resources around relationships, self-esteem and sexting (particularly the #IsItOK? activity) are used by us frequently in classrooms and enable pupils to engage in and understand this sensitive and problematic topic of sending nudes.”

Ben, Blue Sky Trust

"We really value being members of the Esteem network as we have at our fingertips a range of high-quality, tried and tested resources to use in our workshops. We also have access to an enriching training programme, support from Esteem’s knowledgeable team and are part of a network of like-minded professionals working to support young people. Our Educators have all taken part in the Esteem training which was second to none. Gareth took great care to tailor it, making it bespoke for our unique laws in Jersey and providing us with relevant local information and data. I was extremely impressed and the team found it very useful.”

Sarah, Executive Director of YouMatter, Jersey