Healthy Relationships Programme

Nest’s Healthy Relationships programme is for everyone! Run it in your community, your youth group, at school or at work: in groups or one to one. The information & delivery is designed  to prevent sexual violence via education, health promotion and prevention activities.
Nest works closely with work places, schools, communities, clubs, communities of special character and the disability sector to run programmes suitable and accessible to all. We believe that education is the best strategy to prevent sexual violence in our communities.

Nest’s Healthy Relationships programme was developed by experts in consultation with community groups of all ages, young people and people with disabilities (& their supporters) who were asked what they want to talk about and learn, with the aim of preventing sexual violence in communities.

What is it?
The programme can be delivered in multiple formats:

Nest liaise with you in advance to establish the appropriate level of education and resources for any particular client/group.

Let us know what suits you best for your group or individual and we will provide you with a quote.

– delivered in work places, to sports groups, to community providers & in schools. Also delivered 1:1 particularly for those with additional needs 

– between 1 & 5 modules – fit these modules into a meeting or sports meet, a corporate health & wellbeing session, a health class (we are flexible and can work with your timetable)

– a programme delivered over an hour once a week for a few weeks

– a week of one hour sessions that fit in with an NCEA topic area – if related to school setting

– PD for leaders/teachers/carers on sexual violence and managing disclosures

– PD for leaders/teachers/carers – training & support to deliver age appropriate and impactful consent programmes (this can fit into pre-scheduled Teacher PLD times)

– a mixture of PD for leaders/teachers/carers to deliver part of the programme with Nest facilitators taking 1 or 2 of the sessions as guest presenters

– whanau information workshop on sexual violence, consent, the issue with porn …

– a one day programme – revolving workshops 

– a ‘consent’ assembly or half day workshop

– your own idea

The programme aims to teach young people how to:

have healthy relationships based on respect, negotiation and consent

identify inappropriate behaviour

get help if they, or someone they know, are in an unhealthy relationship

safely intervene in situations that could lead to harm.

It is  is a strengths-based programme that believes all people are able act with respect towards their mates, dates, family and community in all interactions. It aims to to develop skills on communicating, understanding consent, building healthy and respectful relationships and how to support each one another. It can include topics such as How to Identify Safe Relationships, Consent, NZ Law,  Sexuality, Pornography vs Reality, Media Awareness & Understanding What Shapes Us, Celebrating Diversity, Healthy Communication (including how to respectfully end a relationship), Supporting Others & Being an Upstander, Resources and Help Available If Things Go Wrong. Nest can also provide information on Safe Sex, Contraception & Fertility.

  • specific activities and knowledge tailored for every individual/group.
  • can be run by one  facilitator (or having two facilitators co-facilitate demonstrates a heathy relationship by its delivery)
  • all facilitators are trauma informed

Research shows:

  • 15-24 year olds are the group most at risk from violence by current and ex-partners.
  • 1 in 5 female and 1 in 10 male secondary school students report unwanted sexual contact or being made to do unwanted sexual things. 37% describe it as severe and 57% tell no-one.
  • Working with young people is one of the most effective ways of preventing sexual and dating violence.
  • More people with disabilities reported non-partner physical and sexual violence experience than those without disabilities.
  • Women and men with psychological disabilities reported the highest prevalence rates of non-partner physical and sexual violence.

Nest is an established and trusted provider:

  • Providing SVP programmes throughout Aotearoa since 2008
  • See schools/groups here
  • ACC Mates & Dates healthy Relationships programme provider 2019 – 2022
  • Some of the more specialist venues working with groups & 1:1:
    • – A Supported Life (Young Adults 1:1 & groups),
    • – Hohepa (Adults 18-60yrs)
    • – Parkside Special Needs
    • – Unitec (Young Adults): Living & Community Skills Course
    • – Rosehill Special Needs
    • – Ko Taku Reo (Deaf Education NZ)
    • – BLENNZ (Blind & Partial Sight NZ)
    • – Cerebral Palsy NZ
    •  – Westbridge (for youth excluded from mainstream schools: 1:1 & groups)

Let us know your requirements and budget and we are confident we can work out a plan to meet your needs. Be assured we, along with most other agencies, are actively looking for ongoing funding to fill this space.

Please see Costings, Terms & Conditions