Health and wellbeing
Our aim at Elysium Training is to ensure that we provide information, advice and guidance to Apprentices, Employers and Staff to enable them to be fully informed and make informed decisions about health and wellbeing to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy, happy lives.
Relationships are an incredibly important part of person’s life. Healthy relationships have a lot of benefits, such as making them feel secure and supported, but unhealthy relationships can have a long-term negative impact. As a result, it is vital that people are aware of what an unhealthy – or even abusive – relationship might look like, the early warning signs, and how to maintain healthy boundaries.
What is Classed as a Healthy Relationship?
Healthy relationships should be largely positive – everyone should always feel respected, valued, supported and encouraged.
A healthy relationship is made up of the following characteristics:
You should value each other as you are, and not try to change each other. This involves respecting each other’s boundaries, whether these are emotional, digital, sexual or other types of boundaries.
You should not feel as though someone has to ‘prove’ that they are trustworthy; in healthy relationships, you believe what they have to say. You also don’t worry about what they are doing when you aren’t there.
You should make decisions together and hold each other to the same standards. Neither of you should have more control over the other.
In a healthy relationship, you need to be able to be honest with each other. Sharing your feelings should not lead to negative consequences. However, this does not mean that you need to tell each other absolutely everything; you can keep some things private.
You should be able to talk openly about any problems that you have, rather than letting them build up and cause resentment. Communication also involves listening to each other and respecting each other’s opinions, even if you don’t agree. You may sometimes have to compromise so that both people feel valued.
What is Classed as an Unhealthy Relationship?
Unhealthy relationships are largely negative and can make people feel unhappy, unsafe, neglected and/or undervalued.
A person in an unhealthy relationship may experience any or all of the following:
Report a Concern
If you think someone is in immediate danger, phone the police on 999.
If you are worried, but you don’t think the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger, follow our safeguarding policy. Talk to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.