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Youth Service mentoring programmes

Last updated by on Wednesday, March 13, 2024


The Essex Youth Service works in collaboration with young people from the Good Man and Sisters in Strength mentoring programmes to help to encourage healthy relationships.


Good Man and Sisters in Strength are mentoring programmes for boys and young men and girls and young women aged ten to 18, delivered as a group and on a one-to-one basis. They are for young people who are at risk of entering into abusive relationships in the future or are already in an abusive relationship.


They cover making relationships work, relationships in a digital world, confidence, manners and respect, consequences and healthy relationships.


The programmes look to educate young people about the value of respect and the characteristics of a healthy and unhealthy relationship, equipping them with the skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships and recognise how to break-up in an appropriate way when necessary.