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Healthy Relationships: what’s OK? 12.06.17 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 12th June 2017.

Worried about someone you know being in an unhealthy relationship and want to know more? Join us online for our webchat on Healthy Relationships on Monday 12th June at 4.30pm to talk to a health professional about whats OK and whats not OK. 

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:11

Just a reminder that the web chat session is on healthy relationships today and will be open at 16:30. Please feel free to join in the chat

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:30

Hi Welcome to this weeks web chat on Healthy Relationships. Please feel free to ask questions and comment on the information which will be provided during the next half an hours session.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:35

A Healthy Relationship
Different people define relationships in different ways. But in order for a relationship to be healthy, it needs a few key ingredients!

A Healthy relationship is when two people develop a connection based on: Mutual respect, Trust, Honesty, and Support for each other.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:37

Within a Healthy Relationship you should be able to : Speak Up if something is bothering you because it is best to talk about it instead of holding it in.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:38

For a relationship to be healthy you need to have respect Each Other.
Your partner’s wishes and feelings have value, and so do yours. Let your girlfriend/ boyfriend know you are making an effort to keep their ideas in mind. Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:41

Disagreements are a natural part of healthy relationships, but it’s important that you find a way to compromise if you disagree on something. Try to solve conflicts in a fair and rational way.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:42

In a relationship you need to show that you are supportive and offer reassurance and encouragement to each other.
Also, let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:46

Try to respect Each Other’s Privacy. Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to share everything and constantly be together. Healthy relationships require space.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:50

Creating boundaries is a good way to keep your relationship healthy and secure. Healthy boundaries shouldn’t restrict your ability to:

Go out with your friends without your partner.

Participate in activities and hobbies you like.

Not have to share passwords to your email, social media accounts or phone.

Respect each other’s individual likes and needs.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:53

Some relationship are not alwasy healthy though and can become an unhealthy relationship.

What Isn’t a Healthy Relationship?

Unhealthy relationships are defined as relationships in which physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence take place. Many unhealthy relationships can be avoided by helping youth to develop skills to create healthy relationships and by teaching them to recognise the signs of unhealthy relationships.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:57

Some of the characteristics of an unhealthy are : -

Trust. ▪ Jealousy ▪ Manipulation. ▪ Lack of Respect. ▪ Threats▪ Isolation. ▪ Poor communication. ▪ poor Understanding. ▪ Demands and orders. ▪ No Support. ▪ Controlling behaviors. ▪ limited Space & time▪ Punishments. ▪ Constant criticism. ▪ lack of Listening. ▪ Fear. ▪ . ▪ Put down.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:58

If you recognise any of these signs with in your own relationship then find someone that you trust to talk about it with and get support.

Chat Health (Alison - Moderator) / 12 Jun 16:58

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Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: What's OK section or:

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your school nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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