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Healthy relationships

A healthy relationship should consist of these six things: 

  • good communication
  • mutual respect
  • trust
  • honesty
  • equality
  • being yourself

Childline offers lots of useful advice on healthy and unhealthy relationships.

"Tricky Friends" is a short animation developed by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board and adapted for use in Warrington. This video was developed to help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do.

Check out the Tricky Friends video on YouTube.

What does consent mean?

Giving consent means that you've agreed to do something.

You're comfortable with your decision, and no one has forced you to make that decision. You can change your mind at any point.

Have a look at these videos on consent from the 'Disrespect nobody' website and Thames Valley Police.

Consent to sex

Having sex without consent (which means they don't want to have sex) is illegal and is called rape.

If you think you've been raped, contact RASASC Specialist Sexual Violence Support for Cheshire and Merseyside Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm.

  • Information and helpline: 0330 363 0063
  • Warrington helpline: 01925 221546

If you need to speak to someone for emotional support/advice out of these hours here are several options:

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre open every day between 12.00 - 2.30 and 7 - 9.30 pm:  0808 802 9999
  • Samaritans (24hr emotional support line): 08457 90 90 90
  • ChildLine (24hr emotional support line for people 18 years and under): 0800 11 11
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood (helpline weekdays and evenings): 0808 801 0331
  • Survivors UK (Helpline for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse open 7.00 pm-10.00 pm Mon/Tue/Thu): 0845 122 1201

What is sexting?

Sexting involves sending a sexual message, photo or video to someone else. It could be a picture of you, but sometimes people send pictures and videos of other people.

Messages could be to a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone online.

Sexting includes:

  • being partly or entirely naked
  • posing in a sexual position
  • sending 'nudes' or pictures of your genitals
  • talking about sexual things you're doing or want to do
  • doing sexual things on a live stream

Childline has lots of useful information about sexting and sending nudes

What is revenge porn?

Revenge porn can be summarised as sharing private, sexual materials, photos or videos, of other people without their consent

The offence can involve:

  • Uploading images on the internet
  • Sharing photos by text and email
  • Showing someone a physical or electronic image

If you're over 18 and someone's shared a naked or sexual picture of you without consent, it's illegal.

Revenge Porn helpline

Childline – report nude image online