Newcastle Sexual Health Training

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If you work in Newcastle, you can get free training through Newcastle Sexual Health Training to help you work more confidently with the people using your service.

All courses were suspended during lockdown, with no immediate plans to return to face-to-face training. We are exploring options for some online training and will post any updates on training offered here. You can also follow Sexually Healthy Newcastle on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for updates.

 

We offer courses on sexual health and relationships issues, including:

  • Self-esteem
  • Learning disability and sexual health
  • Contraception
  • Drugs, alcohol and sexual risk-taking
  • HIV and STIs
  • Trans and gender identity issues

We also provide training for schools on preparing for the introduction of statutory relationships education (in primary schools) and relationships and sex education (RSE, in secondary schools) in partnership with the Healthy Schools Team.

 Course info and dates

How do I apply?

Apply here

Please check individual course information, as some courses have different booking procedures.

 

Costs

Most of the courses are offered free to those working in Newcastle. If you work outside Newcastle, you can still attend most of the courses, but there will be a charge of £100 per day's training, so two-day courses will be charged at £200 and half day courses at £50. If you book a course and do not attend, or do not cancel at least a week before the course, you will be charged. See Booking Information and Charges (pdf, 96KB) for full details.

What will I learn?

This training will develop your knowledge and skills and support you to explore your own attitudes and values, which will help you to discuss sexual health and relationships within your work setting.  The courses are practical and use group work and discussion to help you think about the work you do and will give you practical activities to use in your work with young people and adults.

Accreditation

You can receive different levels of accreditation for the training you have completed through Newcastle Sexual Health Training.  The accreditation - from the Newcastle Sexual Health Training Group - represents a standard of excellence in sexual health training and demonstrates a real commitment to sexual health and relationships work with your client group. Find out more about accreditation  (pdf, 78KB).

Who delivers the training?

Newcastle Sexual Health Training is coordinated by Harriet Yudkin in the Public Health Team, Newcastle City Council. It is a partnership programme, delivered by skilled trainers from these teams and organisations:

Changing Lives; DePaul UK; LGBT North East Gender Identity Support Service (hosted by Humankind); MeSH (Mesmac Newcastle and SHINE); Newcastle Hospitals Sexual Health Services; Public Health Team, Newcastle City Council; Sexual Health Promotion (Newcastle Hospitals Community Health); Teenage Kicks (Newcastle Hospitals Community Health)

    Need more information?

    Sign up to our mailing list for information about upcoming training, other relevant news and local services information.

    You can also follow Sexually Healthy Newcastle on:

    Facebook @SHNewcastle
    Twitter @Ncl_SHTraining
    Instagram @sexuallyhealthynewcastle

     

    Find a list of local services and useful websites that can help you in your work around sexual health and relationships.

    Queries about course bookings, please contact wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk or call 0191 211 2091.

    Please email individual lead facilitators (details in individual course info) if you have specific questions about course content.

    Anything else? Contact Harriet Yudkin (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursdays only):

    Email: harriet.yudkin@newcastle.gov.uk Telephone: 0191 211 5527

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