Secondary schools

Understanding relationships

We’ve been working with secondary schools since 2003. Our projects equip young people with the skills to build healthy relationships, including how to recognise abuse, where to get support, and how to help others do the same.

What do students get from our work with them?

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A rehearsal for life

We bring relationships education to life through drama and the arts. Using characters, role play and script work, we help students to explore complex topics, develop empathy and ‘rehearse’ for real life interactions.

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A safe space

Discussing relationships can be difficult. We facilitate a fun, inclusive space where students can ask questions and unpack topics at their own pace, building their confidence and communication skills.

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A digital lens

Relationship education is crucial in today’s digital world. Our projects equip young people with the skills to lead healthy online social lives, and to navigate influences on their relationships with a critical eye.


Tender really do bring PSHE/healthy relationships to life in a way we have never seen before.

Teacher, Somerset Studio School, Somerset

Our national programmes

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Healthy Relationships

Our Healthy Relationships projects engage young people in conversations about healthy and unhealthy relationships, where to find support, and how to be an ambassador for equality and respect.

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Whole-school approach

Interested in something more? Our RE:SET programme engages whole school communities in promoting healthy relationships. Find more if our award-nominated programme is the right fit for your school.

Our work in action

Specialist schools

We deliver Healthy Relationships programmes to a variety of youth settings, including specialist schools. Find out more about how we can support your young people.

Why use drama?

Drama and the arts have long been recognised as powerful tools for engaging young people in challenging social issues. As well as being an engaging and fun way to learn, there are a myriad of other benefits to learning in this way.

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    Tender North

    Students who may have had issues with behaviour previously have had no problems since participating and seem to be striving to be role models for others.

    Head of PSHE, Carlton Bolling

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    Training for schools and youth settings

    Alongside our work with children and young people, we have a variety of training offers for teachers and staff in secondary schools.