Using Love Life resources
There are three films featuring Ash, her friend Jim and her sister Steph.
- You, me and us
- Changes and choices.
You can watch the films independently or as a series, although it’s most helpful to work through them in the order we’ve suggested.
Each film is designed to open up different ways of talking about different topics.
Delivering Love Life
The films and resources are designed to be used as part of your ongoing discussions about growing up, relationships and emotions.
The young people you work with may have a range of needs, so the films and activities are flexible and adaptable.
Watch the films in advance and decide how best to introduce them. Choose the activities you think are most suitable and adapt them as necessary. For example, some young people may need help writing or drawing.
We haven’t included timings for the activities – these will vary depending on the size of group and needs of the young people you’re working with. You could devote a full day to doing all the activities and include two viewings of the films, or carry out individual activities over a number of weeks with repeat viewings of the films.
Some of the activities require you to have specific materials available. These are listed on the activity plan.
It’s also helpful to have books on related topics available, which young people can look at in their own time.
> Look at our reading list of resources that can help you deliver Love Life
While we’ve taken care to present the issues in Love Life in a non-threatening way, there may be some topics that are upsetting for the children and young people you work with.
Make sure you know how to spot any signs that may indicate a child is at risk of or experiencing abuse and respond appropriately.
> Find out more about recognising and responding to abuse
If a child or young person needs to talk to anyone confidentially, they can contact Childline for free on 0800 1111 or online. You can also download or order Childline posters and wallet cards.