Tender offers a distinctly different approach to addressing violence prevention within intimate teenage relationships. Drama allows participants to experience what it feels like to be in ‘someone else’s shoes’, which increases empathy and understanding and creates a platform where participants engage emotionally as well as intellectually. Schools value arts-education; particularly in raising levels of self-esteem and developing team building and communication skills.
We believe the information we have about young people’s experiences of violence, and the impact of the Tender Programme, will increase the volume of our voice to share at a government and policy level.
In order to reach more young people, partnership working is the way forward.
With around 3500 secondary schools across the UK we can’t do it alone.
Tender is extremely proud of the national delivery that is taking place through the Tender Healthy Relationships Programme by all of our partners.
Please see below for a list of all partners we are currently working with across the country.
Cornerhouse Yorkshire focuses on sexual health and well-being, particularly targeting young men and women and other vulnerable or marginalised groups. They provide information, support and services to enable people to make informed choices and to take appropriate action to improve their sexual health and well-being.
LJMU is a modern, civic university and, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.
The Change Project offers counselling and training for individuals, couples, families and young people. Their overarching ethos as an umbrella organisation is ‘successful, healthy relationships are essential for fulfilling, stress-free lives’.
Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) has worked to end domestic violence and abuse from its base in Exeter for over 40 years.
Safe believe in working together to end domestic violence and abuse by providing services for victims to enable them to be safe and, in doing so, recover from harm and regain control over their lives, choices and wellbeing. SAFE also raise awareness and work to prevent domestic violence for future generations.
Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.
Angharad is a passionate human rights advocate and firm believer in the power of art to bring about political, individual and social change. She has a breadth of experience using drama to inspire, explore and create in various settings including prisons, hostels and schools.
Angharad’s 9 years’ experience working with the Joanna Project in Leeds, supporting vulnerable women, has served to fuel her determination to provide domestic and sexual abuse prevention in schools in West Yorkshire.
Tender lead our National Partnership Network and only ask our partners to deliver projects that we know work!
Initial Expansion, Piloting and creating a National Network.
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What young people across the country are thinking, learning and saying.
“We were surprised by the support of other organisations. The network was very beneficial to us"
“The work is not being delivered widely enough so Domestic Violence Prevention programmes are always needed. Prevention is better than a cure”
“This program is about the general population. It’s not just a women’s issue, it's a people’s issue”