Sex Matters Too uses a peer-led approach to help raise young people’s awareness of issues surrounding healthy relationships, whilst aiming to increase protective factors against potential exploitation. We train young volunteers, aged 16-25 years, to deliver workshops on sex and healthy relationships to their peers. These workshops go beyond the standard advice on contraception and explore themes such as how to establish healthy boundaries and spot the warning signs of sexual exploitation.
The project is funded for three years by the Big Lottery People and Places Fund. By the end of the three years, we will have worked with over 450 young volunteers aged 16-25. They will have delivered 150 peer-led workshops around sexual health, sexual exploitation and healthy relationships to 2250 young people ages 13-25 across Torfaen, Caerphilly, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire in schools, colleges, youth clubs and various other youth settings.
WHAT CAN YOU GET FROM THIS PROJECT?
By volunteering with Sex Matters Too you can learn and develop personal skills key for your education, future career and life! These include organisation, presentation skills, confidence, teamwork, working with young people etc. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people as well as to contribute to the education of your peers.
If you are aged 16-25 and interested in volunteering you will receive free training delivered by the project in partnership with the Anuerin Bevan Health Board around sexual health, sexual exploitation and healthy relationships, as well as future references, out of pocket expenses, nationally recognised certification and ongoing support.