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Youth Work Sessions: Explore sexual health with young people

Talking about sex, relationships and sexual health can be a challenging experience for both facilitators and young people. These activities aim to help young people not only learn about sexual health in an interesting and fun way but also to develop the skills and confidence to make healthy choices in real life.

Youth Work Sessions: Fostering healthy relationships

Young people should be encouraged to think about how they develop and maintain healthy relationships. This workpack offers them the opportunity to solve a variety of relationship dilemmas and practice empathy, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Excellent adventures

Twenty years since the Lyme Bay tragedy in which four young canoeists died, outdoor learning activities are enjoying a revival, says Charlotte Goddard, with proven benefits to children's long-term wellbeing

Youth Work Sessions: How to encourage healthy eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. This means eating a wide range of foods, including the occasional treat, and balancing this with the amount of exercise done each day. To help open up discussions and start to explore healthy eating, here are a few tried and tested activities.

Outcomes for adolescents

A "framework of outcomes for young people", developed by The Young Foundation, aims to help the youth sector prove the impact of its work. Charlotte Goddard examines how three charities have been trialling it

Rehabilitation inside

The effective rehabilitation of young people in custody is crucial to aid resettlement and cut their likelihood to reoffend. Derren Hayes visits Cookham Wood young offender institution in Kent to witness first hand its efforts to apply youth work in prison

The young inspectors

Local authorities are finding new ways to maintain projects that give young people the opportunity to inspect and report on the quality of services that affect their lives. Emily Rogers reports

Youth Work Sessions: Personal development

These activities encourage young people to identify their existing skills and qualities and set personal goals to develop new ones. This can be a useful process for young people entering the workplace or for those who would like to change some of their behaviour or learn new strategies for life.

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