U&ME: Film and Resources
Exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships
U&ME is a film which explores healthy relationships and their importance to well-being. It’s been designed with students, health and educational professionals to trigger discussion. The drama tackles the following themes of consent and respect as well as toxic relationships (among many other things).
“The topics in this film are really important for young people and it’s so important for them to get the information they need so they make informed choices” Carol Williams, from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
In one section of the drama two young people negotiate a serious misunderstanding that touches on aspects of consent. They are both keen to move their relationship onto the next level and resolve their issues through respect and communication. Another shows how controlling behaviour early on in a relationship can snowball and have a detrimental effect. Throughout the film two social media influencers (played by actors) comment on the subject matter in terms of heterosexual and LGBTQ+ relationships.
The film also looks at peer-on-peer sexual abuse, highlighting sexually aggressive language and behaviour. This section, which takes place over a period of days, shows the importance of friendship and gaining help. The final montage encourages all young people to enjoy healthy relationships and well-being.
It has been devised to: encourage healthy relationships and well-being; inspire young people to discuss consent, needs, insecurities and respect for one another’s feelings and identities; urge those in unhealthy relationships to get some help from friends, family or professionals.
Topic Areas: Consent & respect, toxic relationships & gas-lighting; the importance of communicating needs and insecurities; different kinds of relationships; importance of friendship; peer-to-peer sexual abuse in school; challenges sexual violence & harassment, sexism & misogyny, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) negativity and misunderstanding.
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 GPs 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
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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)
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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 4.30pm
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