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3 September 2015

Whilst people (hopefully) have been having a great summer break, it’s been busy here at Respect Yourself. A couple highlights …

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Welcome to the new Respect Yourself website

6 June 2012

This website has been developed for young people, by young people. We would like to thank all the young people involved across Coventry and Warwickshire.

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National HIV Testing Week 23rd – 30th November

26 November 2012

Just a reminder that National HIV Testing week begins this week and is running until 30th November.  As part of …

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Your chance to take part in an online survey to look at young people and abuse!

19 November 2012

An online support service for young people who have experienced abuse in their relationships or at home is being developed. …

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Youth Chances LGBTQ Survey – Your chance to have your say and win £500!

19 November 2012

Youth Chances wants to know what life is like for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and for those …

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Your Questions Answered Finally!

4 December 2012

With the website suddenly going global after all of the publicity, we were suddenly innundated with loads of your questions …

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Sorted! Self Help Books

11 December 2012

Sorted! self-help book collections are now available in main public libraries and have been successfully piloted in schools, and they cover common situations and problems that may affect mental health.

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Warwickshire Pride – Celebrating Diversity in the Community

24 July 2013

Taking place at the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington Spa on Saturday 31st August 2013, Warwickshire Pride is about celebrating …

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Warning: Counterfeit Condoms – where did you get yours from?

8 January 2013

There has been a rising number of counterfeit condoms being smuggled into to the UK and family planning experts say they don’t …

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Warwickshire’s First Ever Sexual Health Awards

31 January 2013

Young people and health professionals in Warwickshire were recognised for their contribution to improving teenage sexual health and well-being last Thursday (24/01/13). Warwickshire’s …

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Teenage Relationship Abuse – it’s not just adults who find themselves in unsafe relationships …

14 February 2013

For most people Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love and happiness that relationships bring. For some people however, their …

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The Blue Sky Centre is here!

22 March 2013

Rape and sexual assault can affect anyone.  You are not alone.  The new Blue Sky Centre is opening on Wednesday …

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HIV TESTING CAFE FOR GAY, BISEXUAL AND MEN THAT HAVE SEX WITH MEN

25 February 2013

Terrence Higgins Trust are pleased to announce a special one-off HIV testing clinic in a café-style environment for anyone identifying …

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Online survey for young people aged 13-18 years old on sexual consent

28 February 2013

Give ‘n’ Get Project is an online survey for young people on sexual consent.  The Office of the Children’s Commissioner …

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Help us make sure our website works for you

14 May 2013

We take pride in the fact that our website was designed by young people for young people. But we want …

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Young People Respect Themselves

7 March 2013

Early indications show that Warwickshire’s Respect Yourself website is having a positive influence on young people’s attitude towards sex and …

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Your Chance to Appear on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies!

25 March 2013

Channel 4’s medical series Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic is preparing to re-open its doors and a team of …

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Have Your Say on Young People’s Mental Health Services

8 April 2013

If you’re under 17 and have received a counselling or CAMHS service recently, we’d like to hear what you thought …

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Setting the Standard for Good Engagement – online survey

17 April 2013

How often have you been asked to ‘have your say’ about a health issue or service? How do you know your voice …

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Young people in Warwickshire become ‘sexperts’

17 September 2013

Teenagers from schools across Warwickshire gathered during August for a residential to develop educational sexual health and relationship resources for …

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Newsflash: New Relationship Health Checker Coming Soon

16 January 2014

As you know everything on this website comes directly from the young people we work with.  One of our Young …

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Short listed for UK Sexual Health Awards!

19 February 2014

Respect Yourself have been nominated for a prestigious national award. We’ll be heading down to London with some of the …

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New info video for Blue Sky Centre – Sexual Assault Referral Centre

16 May 2014

Hopefully it’s something you’ll never need to use, but if you (or someone you know) need support after sexual assault …

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Why we tackle pornography the way we do.

30 September 2014

We recently received this email from a concerned reader who was worried about the way we tackle dealing with the …

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Victim Blaming – a complaint and what we have done about it

11 April 2014

We received this very impassioned email from one of our visitors to the site this week… I think that you …

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New pages added!

20 June 2014

We’re always adding and updating stuff on this site. However, we’ve had a bit of reorganisation and added quite a …

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Have you tried our new resources?

26 June 2014

After a successful launch event yesterday we have now released two new resources. Both were developed by a team of …

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Respect Yourself used as a good example to others

10 August 2014

We’ve just found out that the Department of Health have used this website (& app) to show good practice. In new …

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Have you tried relationship health checker?

8 August 2014

“No matter how good your relationship is there’s always room for improvement” Since launching a few weeks ago we’ve had …

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Young people and porn…….

20 August 2014

An interesting article in the Guardian shows what many young people feel about porn. “Almost eight out of 10 young women said …

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Respect Yourself hits the press!

1 October 2014

We were used as a good example in the national press this week! To see the full article in the …

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Respect Yourself goes international……..

17 October 2014

We’ve had quite a few comments from people in Germany today. Turns out they’ve shown a programme that mentions us …

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Relationship & Sex Education Youth Council residential

3 November 2014

Our ‘sexperts’ have been busy shaping what Respect Yourself will be doing over the coming months. 16 brilliant young people …

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World AIDS Day

1 December 2014

The 1st December is World AIDS Day. In the last few decades there has been great progress in the treatment …

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New year, new record!

7 January 2015

Just checking our website statistics. We’ve broken the 30,000 hits per month barrier, before the site was reworked in 2012 …

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UR Decision short listed for UK Sexual Health Award!

21 January 2015

‘Ur Decision’, a sister site to Respect Yourself , has been nominated for Young People’s Sexual Health Service/Project of the …

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The Yes, No Game Consent Competition:

12 February 2015

Calling all budding directors, producers and actors… or anyone with a camera phone! I don’t know if you have noticed …

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That’s so gay ??

22 April 2015

The last 15 years have seen some big changes to the laws on sexuality, from equal age of consent to …

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Why don’t we have an LGBT button on the site?

15 May 2015

We got a question from someone who pointed out that there’s not a lot of specific stuff for LGBT folk …

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A question on our approach to pornography…

6 July 2015

We recently received this message: “I do not understand why your website is saying that use of porn is in any …

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Website upgrade

3 November 2015

We’re due to turn on the new version of our website next week. It uses the same content, if you’re …

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Let’s talk about sexting

16 December 2015

Here is a conundrum – it is legal for teenagers who are both 16 years old to consent to sex. …

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We’re multi-lingual!

28 June 2016

The sharp eyed amongst you may have noticed the new ‘select language’ button in the centre near the bottom of …

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New materials for parents

23 November 2016

Our (rather brilliant) volunteers have often said that we could do with more information for parents. Parents often want to …

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Termination of pregnancy (abortion) services

23 August 2016

You may have seen recently in the news that there’s been an issue at Marie Stopes – who provide services …

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We’re multi-lingual!

27 June 2016

The sharp eyed amongst you may have noticed the new ‘select language’ button in the centre near the bottom of …

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ChatHealth – message a school nurse

17 February 2017

The school health and well being service understand it can be difficult to talk to someone so have set up …

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