Just Ask

Just Ask is a unique Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme working specifically with people with a learning disability, difficulty or autism, and their families and carers.

Just Ask offers participants the opportunity to discuss topics which are often described as ‘sensitive’ in a safe environment. All programmes are delivered at a participant appropriate level and programme content is flexible.

Our extensive knowledge and experience with the Just Ask project has shown that a holistic approach is vital in the development of self-esteem, confidence, resilience and independence.

We believe RSE programmes should be part of life regardless of ability. The focus of this programme is to develop understanding around self/identity, boundaries, personal space, permission, consent and the choices around these topics. It also provides sessions to help parents and carers with these difficult topics/issues, raises awareness and builds confidence when dealing with these topics/issues.

Group work and 1:1 programmes run over four to six weeks with sessions lasting about an hour. Parent programmes can be delivered on a one off information basis or over four to six weeks allowing for more in-depth work if needed. All programmes can be flexible and negotiable.

Just Ask can also provide a specific programme for teachers and classroom assistants to ensure consistency.

Get in touch

For more information about Just Ask contact:

Northern and Western Trusts
Deborah McGinn
Tel: 07592725948
Email: deborah.mcginn@informingchoicesni.org

Belfast, South Eastern and Southern Trusts
Robyn Steele
Tel: 07835081840
Email: robyn.steele@informingchoicesni.org

We have a number of leaflets about our Just Ask programme which can be downloaded below:

Just Ask –A Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme

Just Ask – Parent and Carer Programme

Just Ask – Schools Programme