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The Under Pressure training programme aims to support professionals working with young people to open discussions with them about some of the challenges and pressures they may be facing. Those challenges include risks of grooming and sexual exploitation, negotiating online safety, engaging in healthy consent-based relationships, and dealing with the pressures to conform to idealised models of ‘how to be’ men and women.

Under Pressure - Training for Youth Workers: Online Event

A free half-day training course is aimed at youth workers, residential care staff, and other practitioners working with young people.

🗓 Mon, 14 June 2021 10:30 – 12:30 - SOLD OUT

🗓 Mon, 21 June 2021 10:30 – 12:30 - SOLD OUT

🗓 Wed, 7 July 2021 10:30 – 12:30 - SOLD OUT

🗓 Wed, 14 July 2021 10:30 – 12:30 SOLD OUT

🗓 Mon, 20 September 2021 10:30 – 12:30 SOLD OUT

🗓 Mon, 4 October 2021 10:30 – 12:30 - SOLD OUT

This training is sold out, please add your name to the waitlist. New dates for training in September and October will be announced soon.

Under Pressure - Lunchtime discussion groups

These interactive, participatory sessions are designed to create a space for practitioners to come together to discuss good practice in supporting young people to navigate the different pressures they may face.

Self-generated images; onlyfans, consent and digital literacy.

🗓 Thu, 5 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT

In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore the rise of self-generated images, consent, coercion and digital literacy.

We will look at some of the messages young people are receiving about self-generated images, the risks and pressures associated with this, and how we can challenge victim-blaming. Participants will be given the space to work through some of the issues that they might see in their work, and connect with others across the country to look at good practices, challenges and opportunities.

Gender stereotypes

🗓 Thu, 12 August 2021 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT

In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore where gender stereotypes show up in young people’s lives, and the impact this has on mental health, body image and relationships. Participants will be given the space to reflect together on how we can support positive relationships and break down gender stereotypes.

Unhealthy masculinities in online spaces

🗓 Thu, 19 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT

In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore how unhealthy masculinities play out in online spaces. Focusing on PUA (pick up artists), incel culture and the spread of racist, misogynistic and transphobic language online, we will explore in more depth where this might show up, and how we can work together as a community of practice to prevent harmful sexual behaviour.

Abuse in teenage relationships

🗓 Thu, 26 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT

In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore what abuse looks like in young people’s relationships, and how attitudes towards sex and relationships impact on our ability to challenge harmful and abusive behaviour. We’ll explore the dynamics of abuse, coercion and control and reflect on good practice on how to support young people to have safe, fulfilling and healthy relationships.

Watch this video to find our more.

If you are interested in co-organising delivery of this training in your area or if you want more information, please get in touch with us on :

Tribute for Emma Ritch - executive director of Engender

‘Emma was a courageous and inspiring feminist who used her intelligence and political acuity to create meaningful change. This is a terrible loss to all those who knew her, and also to the further progress on women’s rights she would no doubt have driven. She leaves a legacy of real and positive improvements in women’s lives. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.’

Our colleagues at Engender (Scotland) created a section on their page where you can leave your condolences or memories of Emma to be shared with her family and friends:

RESEARCH REPORT: 'How do young people learn about sex?'

To gain an understanding of how young people learnt about sex as teenagers, Zero Tolerance developed a 22-question survey aimed at 18–25-year-olds, asking them how they learnt about sex as teenagers, what methods they relied on for this education, and how this consequently informed their attitudes as adults. The research aimed to support, inform, and shape Zero Tolerance's future resources and strategy for young people. 

IMPRESS Call for Evidence - response from Zero Tolerance

Our media monitoring shows that many journalists, editors and media producers continue to resort to harmful stereotypes when reporting on violence against women (VAW), contributing to a culture where such violence is normalised and accepted.

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