Speakeasy - Relationship and sex education

We know that talking to your children about relationships and sex can be difficult and, let's face it, a bit embarrassing.

We created the Speakeasy course to offer a relaxed and informal way for mums, dads and carers to get the confidence and knowledge you need to face those tricky talks and awkward questions.

Speakeasy courses are organised locally across the UK through parent support services in primary schools, children's centres and other settings.

The course will help you gain the confidence and knowledge to talk to your child about growing up.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to talk positively about relationships and sex with your child according to their age and level of understanding.
  • Feel comfortable taking on the role of 'sex and relationships educator' at home.
  • Understand the changes children go through during puberty.
  • Understand how to help children deal with pressure from media and advertising.
  • Have up-to-date information on contraception and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Know more about the relationships and sex education that is taught in schools.
  • Be ready to answer the questions your child is bound to have.

If there's a particular concern you have, or an area you want to discuss, let your course leader know – they may be able to adapt course content accordingly.

Who to contact

0207 608 5277

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