Talk The Talk: Film and Helpful Resources
Helping parents and carers talk to their children about relationships and sex.
This film and accompanying resources have been made freely available without the need to become a member so that it can be easily shared with parents and carers. The Talk The Talk film is an entertaining and engaging mix of drama and interviews with parents and teenagers. It's an excellent resource for schools, parenting courses and parents wishing to get tips on dealing with relationships and sex education.
"Keep talking to them and they'll be more likely to come to you with anything that is worrying them. You have to make that time for your kids"
- Parent, Walsall
“Excellent resource to use with parents. Very realistic” - Teacher, Walsall
You do not need to register to use this film; check it out then share this page with your parents and carers.
The drama follows a father’s reaction to a letter from his daughter’s school about a proposed sex education lesson. At first the two have an argument but with his partner's support (and that of his fictional alter ego, Coach) he manages to have a level-headed discussion with his daughter about relationships and sex, and how to successfully negotiate drinking, parties and boyfriends with her in a calm way.
We also see Rachel’s friend Nicky who is concerned about her youngest son’s exposure to online pornography and online grooming, and how Rachel deals with a set of awkward questions from her own young son at home. Interspersed with the drama are interviews with parents and young people which expand on some of the key points of the drama, such as when is a good place and age to talk about these things.
Topic Areas: When and how to talk your children, monitoring of young people’s whereabouts, online safety and sexting, family values, rules and boundaries, risky behaviour, how to help young people make informed choices, the law concerning sex
"Keep talking to them and they'll be more likely to come to you with anything that is worrying them. You have to make that time for your kids" - Parent, Walsall
"Once your child comes to you with a question - they've opened a door, so it's a good idea that you are prepared" - Parent, Walsall
Be sure to have a look at the resources that come with the film for lots of additional helpful information.
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
email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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