Talkabout provides up to date sex and relationship education for all ages from the primary years through to adulthood. Our content includes workshops for parents, supporting them to navigate the complicated world of modern media with their children. All staff have DBS clearance and strong educational and sexual health backgrounds. Our workshops give young people the tools to dissect the potentially confusing messages they receive from the media, popular culture and pornography, enabling them to think about them more critically. We support young people to communicate effectively to have happy, healthy relationships and to be more able to stand up for what they want and to act in a responsible way.
Meet the team
Emma Holley is an extremely experienced Primary School teacher. Emma began to develop workshops to address the gap between the conversations we are having with young people about sex and relationships and the influences they are exposed to through todays media. Training with The Big Talk and NHS Sheffield, she has developed a sound knowledge of sexual health and is committed to supporting young people to have positive relationships. Emma has recently worked with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield University with theCHAT to develop and facilitate successful workshops on Pornography and Consent. She is currently working with the DECSY Gender Respect Project, developing sex and relationship materials for schools.
Edward Thatcher, 42, is a workshop facilitator and programme consultant with over 18 years-experience in youth and community work. He spent over 10 years working with disengaged and excluded children and young people suffering from the ongoing effects of drug, alcohol and sexual abuse. He holds a Certificate in Life Coaching from Newcastle University. He is a school governor, a volunteer teaching assistant and a father of two young children, a girl and a boy. He is committed to ensuring that young people have access to excellent, honest and open sex and relationship education that promotes safety and respect and that enables them to talk candidly around the subject and to seek healthy happy relationships.