Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing


11th February 2022

Trigger warning - the following story is a true account from one of our members and may be very disturbing to those who have been victims of rape or abuse. Kezi's name has been changed to protect their identity.

Just after my 19th birthday, two men tried to rape me.

I wasn’t walking home late at night, I wasn’t drunk, I wasn’t...

6th February 2022

‘On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, join us in calling to accelerate investment to end female genital mutilation and uphold the human rights of all women and girls.’  UN Secretary-General António Guterres, February 6th

What is FGM?


19th November 2021

(This story is also featured in Charity Today.)

It has been 40 years since the first AIDS cases were reported.


3rd November 2021

Amazing news - The Garfield Weston Foundation has awarded us £20,000 for core costs of the Esteem programme!

Established over 60 years ago in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK and, in the most recent financial year, gave over £99million. Since it was...

3rd November 2021

For the first time, the Big Give has offered acet UK the full champion matched funding for the Christmas Challenge online matched funding campaign to add to our pledger’s matched funding. This is absolutely fantastic news but it does mean our fundraising target is the highest it has ever been at £24,016! EEK!!

It would...

3rd November 2021

We are thrilled to welcome two new Schools Workers to the team, who bring a wealth of experience with them as well as sharing our passion for relationships and sex education.

Michelle will be working with us for 2 days a week, delivering RSE in London schools and developing our new racial identity project.

"Hi, my name is...

3rd November 2021

According to Youthscape’s 2016 ‘Losing heart’ survey, half of churches never talk about relationships and sex with their young people, yet the topic was the third-highest priority for young people.

Young people are growing up in a culture saturated with sex in both mass and social media. Reports may be...

3rd November 2021

Welcome to the November 2021 issue of Salt and Light. Click the buttons below to read individual stories or click here to read the newsletter in its entirety.