What does healthy look like?
Starting conversations with young people about relationships
In 2019, SafeLives gathered the voices and perspectives of men and boys aged 11 and over, asking them about abuse, masculinity and what a 'healthy' relationship looks like.
28% of respondents said they had demonstrated behaviour within a relationship that they regretted, with 64% of these relationships occurring between the ages of 16 and 29.
Professionals working with young people are in the unique position to support them to have healthy relationships during this critical window - before they harm or are harmed. They can also be there to support and speak to a young person if they are worried about their relationship.
To do this, professionals need to feel confident starting conversations about relationships. Building on our research, we have developed a resource pack that any professional working with young people could use to start conversations with young people about relationships and explore what healthy looks like.
The pack has been informed by the voices of young people, reviewed by a range of professionals, and tested in practice.
Resource pack: What does healthy look like? Starting conversations with young people about relationships
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