Healthy Relationships Programme
Delivered in schools, TeenzTalk is a set of 12 workshops for young people providing comprehensive prevention and intervention services that address the problems of abuse in teenage lives.
- To support young people feel that they have developed the skills and attitudes needed for a healthy and respectful relationships.
- To help the young people foster self-respect, critical thinking, and positive self –image.
Autumn Term 2015
Splitz's TeenzTalk schools programme in Wiltshire started off the new term at a cracking pace. One school, new to our team, had our facilitators presenting their introduction session to a whole class of Year 11 students! Normally, and for future sessions, the healthy relationship programme will be delivered in gender specific groups, allowing the team to focus in on the particular challenges that face the different sexes.
The Year 11 Pastoral lead who was present said, “I thought the session was fantastic, the young people really enjoyed it; this programme is very exciting and educating for them. The consent clip shown was just brilliant and I am going to show my own children this at home!” “Normally these young people would never be placed in a class room together but it worked really well!”
As for the consent clip mentioned? check it out on you tube
Brief report on Summer Term 2015
As of 20 July 2015, we have completed TeenzTalk programmes with 3 Wiltshire schools.
In the autumn term, we will be delivering the standard TeenzTalk programme in 4 schools:
We have found that different schools, perhaps unsurprisingly, have differing requirements which has tested our capacity to be flexible in delivery.
• One school had boys and girls in year 10 forming separate gangs. This led to both girls and boys causing trouble for each other at school, in the community and on social media.
• Two schools were worried about sexual exploitation, as some of their girls were getting involved with older boys in their community
• One school particularly wanted a complete focus on effective communication and bullying
• 3 girls have disclosed sexual exploitation – entered into the safeguarding process
• 2 girls have disclosed they have been raped – entered into the safeguarding process
• 5 young people gave sufficient cause for concern to have been immediately referred to our main (and separate) programme of one-one intervention sessions with our youth support worker.
MAJOR SURVEY OF ALMOST 1200 HEAD TEACHERS
Mental health, domestic violence, bullying and obesity top the list of pupil health and safeguarding concerns for schools across England, a survey of 1,180 head teachers suggests. The survey produced by The Key (www.thekeysupport.com) reveals that the most concerning pupil health and safeguarding issues for head teachers and other school leaders in England are:
- Mental health (67%)
- Domestic violence (58%)
- Cyber bullying (55%)
- Bullying (38%)
- Obesity (36%)
- Drugs (23%)
- Sexting (21%)
- Child sexual exploitation (20%)
- Gangs and youth violence (13%)
- Female genital mutilation (FGM) (11%)
Source: The Key Summer Survey
- Support services are available to young people between the ages of 15 and 16 years who live in the unitary authority of Wiltshire, and the school feels the young person would benefit from the project.
- That the main carer or non abusive parent is aware of the referral and that the young person is happy to engage with the relevant youth worker.
- Service users have witnessed domestic abuse that has impacted on their wellbeing, or their behaviour suggests they are showing the signs of being perpetrators of abuse or victims of abuse.
- This programme can be open to any young person due to the nature of the workshop, as it is a prevention programme to help young people understand respectful relationships.
Area of Benefit
The service is available in Wiltshire schools only.
Accessing the Project