Comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education

Helping your students take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being

Students need and want Relationships and Sex Education

HealthFirst offers age-appropriate Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) to young people in international schools across Switzerland. Midwife Mags Sheldon oversees and delivers our content, supported by Dr Michelle Wright.

We base our  programme on the UK statutory RSE guidance and guidance from the Sex Education Forum UK. Effective RSE is essential to enable young people to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives. It helps to change behaviour and attitudes and keep them safe, as well as promoting their health and well-being.

A whole scheme of study can be delivered across the school, as well as stand-alone lessons and bespoke workshops to meet specific needs and enhance a school’s own Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, while incorporating the five core components of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

Popular workshop options

To enhance your school’s existing RSE programme or to explore certain topics as stand-alone classes, our popular workshop options include:


Beyond the Birds and the Bees

These age-appropriate workshops explore the facts about puberty and the related physical and emotional changes. They ensure that students are prepared for their transition into adolescence and the impact that this will have on their emotional and physical health.

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Taking Responsibility

These workshops enable students to make informed and healthy choices about their sexual health as they move through adolescence and into adulthood. Facts about contraceptive options are discussed, as well as how to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Young people are signposted to where they can get further advice and access sexual health services.

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Consent in Relationships

Exploring the importance of consent in all relationships, how it is expressed and communicated, as well as how it may be withdrawn. The legal implications of consent are discussed, and scenario-based learning helps young people understand that pressure, manipulation, or coercion does not equal consent.

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All a Twitter: Online Me

Age-appropriate workshops exploring the connections between relationships and technology. We consider how young people can stay safe online, address online grooming and its prevention and consider the law and implications around sexting and pornography.

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Beyond the Binary

Age-appropriate workshops exploring gender identity and expression and sexual orientation. We raise awareness and increase understanding, as well as helping to break stereotypes, judgements and assumptions faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

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