For this campaign, we partnered with Fastn and Leaders Unlocked, and schools involved in the Peer Education Project, to talk to young people about healthy relationships; what's important, how they recognise, build and maintain healthy relationships, and how relationships can affect our mental health and wellbeing.
When we think about the relationships we have, we often think about those that involve other people, however even if we may not be aware of it yet, we also have a relationship with ourselves. This relationship with ourselves includes how we speak and act towards ourselves as well as the ways in which we look after ourselves.
A healthy relationship with ourselves or our peers can be built through kindness, care, trust, honesty and respect. Our research has found that being connected with ourselves and others in healthy and meaningful ways can help us support our own mental health and wellbeing, and that of others.
Having healthy relationships with ourselves and our peers can help tackle feelings of loneliness and isolation and improve our mental health.
This pack explores how pupils can build healthy relationships with themselves and their peers, and how having healthy relationships can support their mental health and wellbeing.
This fundraising pack has been designed alongside our schools Healthy Relationships campaign. It features events aimed to help build connections with ourselves and others, including some events created and designed by young people.
Top tips for children and young people
Top Tips: Healthy Relationships with ourselves
Here are some top tips for how to have a healthy relationship with yourself. These include resources and activities to support you to connect with yourself and prioritise your needs.Download the top tips
Top Tips: Healthy Relationships with our peers
Here are some top tips for how to have a healthy relationship with your peers. These include resources and activities to support you to connect with your peers and understand your needs and theirs in relationships.Download the top tips
Top tips: Healthy Relationships posters
Here are some posters of our healthy relationships top tips that you can display in school.Download the posters
Tips for young adults
Top tips on building and maintaining healthy relationships
Building and maintaining healthy relationships is an important part of looking after our mental health. Here are 6 top tips to support you with yours.
Podcast: Friendship and mental health
Young people sharing their own experiences of navigating relationships and what they have learned along the way.