Is This What You Want?: Film and Supporting Films
Prompted by statistics showing that pregnant teenage girls or those with babies are more likely to experience domestic abuse, these films use drama and interviews to explore this issue and what constitutes healthy or non-healthy relationships. Recommended for KS4, KS5 and youth groups. NB: Equally of use to young people who are not parents.
The drama shows Danny and Zoe's struggle to maintain a healthy relationship. With the pressures creatde by having a baby in their teens and adapting to life as a family, their situation slowly descends into a cycle of domestic abuse. After getting professional help Zoe leaves and Danny gets a chance to reassess and replay his own choices and behaviour after asking himself, "Is this what you want?"
“This has helped me be warned and what to do if you ended up in that situation” - Student, Shelfield Academy
“This film clearly shows what can happen and how to stop it” - Teacher, Shelfield Academy
The extra films explore domestic abuse involving young people, issues of control and where to get help. They also offer a behind the scenes glimpse into the film-making process, including interviews with health and youth work professionals.
A DVD containing Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and English subtitles is available. Please email email@example.com
Topic Areas: Domestic abuse, coercive control, issues of control over friends, family, social media and mobile phones, mental and physical abuse, derogatory language, sexual pressure, and teenage parents.
- Help pupils and young people to set ground rules to in order to minimise embarrassment, inappropriate and unintended disclosures.
- You don’t have to be an expert to use this resource with young people but you should familiarise yourself with the content.
- Reinforce the ground rules as is necessary.
- You could provide an anonymous question box if young people are too embarrassed to ask questions. This can give you breathing space if you are worried about answering questions as you can take them away to consider how best to answer them.
- Consider the limits of confidentiality and child protection inside and outside the classroom/youth setting. Refer to your child protection procedures.
- Consider who young people will be referred to if they ask for personal help following a lesson.
A Catcher Media presentation for a partnership project between NHS Walsall Teenage Pregnancy Team, Integrated Young People’s Support Services Walsall Council and Walsall Domestic Violence Forum. Managed by Walsall Council Creative Development Team. Funded by Integrated Young People’s Support Services Youth Opportunity Fund and NHS Walsall Teenage Pregnancy Team.
The Whole School Approach
The resources available on this website have been developed in the context of a Whole School Approach to Relationships and Sex Education.
In Walsall we have found that this approach achieves the most successful positive outcomes for young people. Before using them we strongly recommend that practitioners consider the following:
• RSE/SRE policy
• Referral pathway for vulnerable young people
• RSE/SRE/PSHE curriculum
• Engagement of partners e.g. NHS specialists
• Staff confidence and current CPD opportunities
• Current National recommendations –policies, national curriculum etc.
Check out our Further Resources section to see if you can find extra helpful teaching material
Independent support services for people who are being abused, have been abused, or have other specific needs.
The Cedar Centre Walsall The Rock Centre, 27-31 Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TE
firstname.lastname@example.org 01922 649 569
Specialist centre for young people, providing education, support and youth activities
Blakenall community Centre, Blakenall Row, WS3 1LW 01922 712069GP’s
Your local GP’s offer a free and confidential service.
Pleck Road, Walsall, WS2 9ES (opposite main entrance to Walsall Manor Hospital)
To book an appointment or find details of clinic times please visit www.walsallsexualhealth.co.uk or alternatively call: 01922 270400
Teenage Pregnancy Team
Has two main aims to prevent/reduce teenage pregnancy and to support teenage parents and their children.
Phone: 01922 602330 Email: email@example.com
Offer free condoms, pregnancy testing and general counselling
55 Upper Forster Street, Walsall, WS4 2ABOffer Telephone 01922 649000 (24 hours)
A text service that allows you to talk to a School Nurse about your issues. Text 07480 635363
Black Country Impact
Free training and help finding work if you are aged 16-29 and live in the Black Country.
Call 01922 654364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can visit the Impact Hub Walsall which is a drop in service based at St. Pauls Crossing, Unit 3, Darwall Street WS1 1DA.
The Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pmFind Out More