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Tender’s Youth Board Discuss ‘Bystander Intervention’

Youth Board member Petrina explores what is meant by the 'bystander approach' in Tender's work, and how others can help.

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Tender's New High5 Campaign

Tender's Youth Board have been hard at work developing High5; a campaign focusing on self-care and how a healthy relationship with ourselves can help sustain the support we give to other people.

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Your Yourself and You

In honour of Self Care September, Whole School Approach Manager Leah gave us some valuable insight into practising wellbeing and mental health

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Why a Self-Care Week?

The Tender team are running a self-care week, read on to find out what and why they're doing it.

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Review of The Feminist on Cell Block Y

Work experience placement, Harry Lownds, shares his ideas about the recent documentary on CNN, The Feminist on Cell Block Y.

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My work experience at Tender

Yuliana's one week experience at Tender and what she does and learns throughout

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"Why Is The Sky Blue?" - Theatre Review

Youth Board member Michaela reviews a new verbatim show exploring children and young people's relationship with pornography

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Work experience at Tender - Rochelle's blog

Rochelle, aged 17, joined Tender for a week to support our work and learn about how we use drama and the arts to educate young people and help keep them safe. Here is her description of how her week went...

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Personal Experience: Rachel's Story

Thank you to our Youth Board member Rachel for bravely exploring a powerful message about sexual assault, through sharing her own personal experience.

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Young Adult Book Review: 'Asking For It' by Louise O'Neill

Tender Youth Board member Ruth Scott reviews Louise O'Neill's young adult novel 'Asking For It', exploring rape culture, "imperfect victims" and shockingly low conviction rates

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When does a protective relationship turn controlling? And why don't Young Adult books know the difference?

Youth Board member Ruth Scott analyses depictions of domestic abuse and toxic masculinity in young adult novel, 'A Court of Mist and Fury' by Sarah J Maas

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Theatre Review: 'Barber Shop Chronicles' at the National Theatre

Youth Board member Kaleya Baxe reviews a new play the National Theatre, exploring the culture of barber shops in the black community

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'Consent' at the National Theatre: A Review

Youth Board member Kathryn Lincoln reviews the National Theatre's recent production of 'Consent' by Nina Raine

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Me and Tender

New intern Lucie shares her first impressions on joining the Tender team

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Giving Young People a Voice

During her internship, Laura has been supporting us with our Whole School Approach research - kindly funded by MOPAC - and sheds some light on the work involved.
An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

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An interview with #FreePeriods campaigner, Amika George

Tender speaks to 17-year-old Amika George about her inspiring campaign and petition for free sanitary products for girls receiving free school meals

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Why is FGM still a problem in Gambia, years after it was banned?

Youth Board member and intern, Saina Hydara, shares her thoughts on the ongoing challenges of criminalising FGM in practising countries: specifically, Gambia
Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

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Tender interviews actor Christopher Harper

Upon hearing of an upcoming grooming storyline on Coronation Street, Daisy, Tender’s National Partnership Manager, met with actor Christopher Harper who plays the character of Nathan Curtis, a perpetrator of child sexual exploitation

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All young people to receive sex and relationship education at school

From the age of 4, young people will receive age appropriate lessons about healthy and respectful relationships
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