#RochdaleRelationshipsMatter

As part of their #RochdaleRelationshipsMatter pledge, Rochdale Borough Council worked in partnership with Fastn and a group of volunteers from Cardinal Langley School to understand young people's feelings around healthy commitment and positive relationship ambition. 

These conversations sparked the creation of a toolkit for training young people to become relationship champions. Fastn provided an experienced youth worker to support the development of resources and a film script with the young people. The group worked on a training package and interactive video, filmed and edited with support from Shooters Media.

In July 2021, Rochdale Borough Council launched the toolkit. With six new Student Relationship Champions trained, Rochdale Youth Service will work alongside local schools to further empower young people to support their peers as they experience the formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships.