Sexsational: Promoting sexual health with young people and adults

This 2-day course will give participants an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to work with young people and adults around sex and relationships.
The course is delivered in a fun, interactive style, using practical exercises that can be used with groups or in one-to-one settings.
Topics include: healthy/unhealthy relationships; contraception; pressure to have sex; sex and the law; STIs; puberty changes; ‘coming out’; and developing a holistic approach to promoting sexual health with any client group.
By the end of the course participants will have had the opportunity to:-
• Explore the meaning of good health and good sexual health
• Explore the experiences and skill base of the group
• Look at the use of (sexual) language and why awareness of language is important when doing sexual health work
• Examine a holistic model of sexual health, identifying areas from the comfortable/more familiar with and those less so
• Explore values and attitudes and how these impact upon the work we do
• Increase knowledge related to sex and the law and understanding of how the law applies to sexual health work with young people
• Discuss why confidentiality is important, especially to young people in the context of sexual health, and identify confidentiality limitations
• Explore some of the presenting sexual health issues that young people bring
• Explore issues faced by young LGB people when deciding to ‘come out
• Gain a basic understanding of STIs and their routes of transmission
• Gain a basic understanding of different forms of contraception
• Increase knowledge and understanding of local sexual health services in order to appropriately refer on young people who require specialist support and help

NB This course is for those working in areas outside of Newcastle Local Authority Area. Newcastle workers can apply for the Introduction to Sexual Health course for Newcastle.

Participants completing this course are eligible for a 25% discount on any subsequent Newcastle Sexual Health Training courses booked.

Advanced or Stand-alone: 
Stand-alone
Lead Facilitator: 
Harriet Yudkin
Harriet.Yudkin@newcastle.gov.uk
Duration: 
2 days
Cost: 
£200 for those working outside Newcastle. Includes lunch and refreshments.
To apply: 

Apply using the standard booking form (opens in new tab) and return to wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk

Times: 
9:30-4:30
Venue: 
New Croft Centre