Building resilience in sexual health with young people

“An excellent thought-provoking day.”
Course participant, Birmingham Brook


This one-day course is for anyone working with young people but particularly those in targeted youth support, pupil referral units or those working with looked-after young people.

Resilience and competency building are central to helping young people navigate adolescence in healthy ways. Building on some previously published models of resilience work, this course looks at how to work with excluded, looked-after and targeted young people to nurture their resilience, maintain their sexual health and wellbeing and minimise their involvement in risk taking behaviours potentially damaging to themselves and others.

This course allows the participant to explore the issues around resilience work as well as experience some practical exercises and develop an assessment tool for work with young people.


To introduce core concepts of resilience to enable participants to work with young people to maintain their sexual health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

  • Look at an overview of resilience research.
  • Examine different models of resilience.
  • Experience specially designed exercises to build resilience in young people.
  • Consider the personal and professional core qualities needed in this type of work and work environment.

Free resource

All participants will receive a copy of the FPA publication Life Happens: Health and Wellbeing Training Exercises Set Within a Resilience Framework to Encourage Positive Sexual and Emotional Development for Young People.

Number of days


Get this course on request

We'll deliver this course at a date and venue to suit you. Call 020 7608 5277 to discuss your team's requirements or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you.

  • £1,100 plus trainer expenses.
  • Maximum of 12 participants.

On request