Birmingham charity Saving Lives co-founds new video series for schools

Catherine Muxworthy May 28, 2022

Birmingham-based charity Saving Lives has a simple aim “to reduce the stigma that still surrounds testing for the blood-borne viruses [BBVs] known as HIV and Hepatitis.” In May, a new video series for schools tackling some of the most pressing issues in Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) Education was launched in a project co-founded by the national charity.

The series stars Saving Lives’ own Naomi Sutton and GP Becky Foljambe, and is hosted by the charity You Before Two, of which Becky is the founder. The Fundamentals is a series of short videos which cover “consent and pressure, sexual health and periods,” explains a press release from Saving Lives.

“Accredited by the PSHE Association, the series’ tone is direct but accessible, offering clear but also engaging treatments of their topics – all aimed at the core audience of young people in years 9-10 upwards.”

“These films are the best I have seen in twenty-three years of teaching,” says Kennedy Taylor-Camm, Head of English at Lincoln University Technical College. “It is vital we get something of this quality out to all the students we can. So many students come to us with so many misconceptions. After lockdown so many will have missed vital PSHE coverage and will have even more misconceptions.”

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