The Willow Tree Centre (Bristol)

Education for Life

To work with young people and their parents to provide relationship and sex education that will enable them to make healthy and informed choices which will last their whole life.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1143460)

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Situation

In a YouGov survey for Channel 4 last year of over 2000 14-17 year old teenagers it was revealed that more than a third rely on getting advice on sex from friends, the internet, magazines and pornography; nearly three in ten said they need more sex and relationships education and that sex is not discussed openly at home; 40% of these 14-17 year olds are sexually active; 35% of teens lie to their parents about levels of sexual activity and only 6% would wait until marriage before having sex.

Solution

At the heart is the premise that each person  is a unique and valuable individual - we want to encourage the development of self-worth, self-esteem and to cultivate a healthy respect for self and others. We aim to provide young people, boys and girls, with high quality information about relationships and sex and the support to develop the skills, confidence and appropriate values they need to make and carry through positive choices, including a strong focus on the benefits of delaying early sex