Student Education

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Relationship and Sexual health Education (RSE)

Sessions developed by an experienced Sister in sexual and reproductive health with a solid underpinning of medical knowledge.

Age and target group appropriate RSE is delivered with a frank and honest approach.

Topic choices include; healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, barrier methods, signposting to local support services, consent, effects of pornography, sexting and pleasure.

Delivered by experienced sexual health specialists though challenges, video clips, games and discussion, collaborated at the end by a fun quiz and Q&A session,  we find that all young people engage (some more than others!) and everyone leaves with a wealth of information.

Even your support staff will learn a thing or two!

You won’t have seen RSE delivered like this before and your students will appreciate learning what we have to teach.

Student LGBT+ Awareness

Learning to understand and embrace diversity is vital for all young people.

The majority of young people grasp the idea of “love is love”, it’s an easy concept to understand.

Don’t we want all future adults to be kind, understanding and inclusive of everyone? To treat people with respect regardless of their sexuality, gender or expression, after all, aren’t we all different and unique?

LGBT+  Awareness helps young people to understand difference, identify, how to avoid discrimination, support their peers and to be more open minded.

By delivering this session we aim to:

  • Reduce isolation of LGBT+ young people, in turn promoting good mental health and well being
  • Reduce stigma associated with being LGBT+
  • Reduce bullying of LGBT+ young people, in turn reducing self harm and/or attempted suicide
  • Reduce homophobic, transphobic and/or biphobic language
  • Increase attendance, achievement and attainment of LGBT+ young people
  • Ensure LGBT+ pupils feel safe, supported and included
This session is normally co-delivered by a member of the team whom identifies as LGBT+ in order for pupils to hear the “lived story”, this, we feel, makes a greater, longer lasting impact.
Staff LGBT+ Awareness

Co-developed and co-delivered by an LGBT+ member of the team.

We will train all levels of staff and other stakeholders how to;

  • Identify the needs of LGBT+ young people and support them holistically
  • Tackle homophobic, transphobic and biphobic bullying
  • Sign post or refer to specialist services
  • Ensure the environment is safe and inclusive for LGBT+ people (Staff and visitors included)
  • Understand what being transgender means in terms of young people
  • Identify how protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 protect the rights of LGBT+ people
We recommend staff training before student training to ensure that staff can thoroughly support students following the awareness session.
Contraception

Developed and delivered by a NDFSRH (Nurse Diploma with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health) qualified and practising nurse.

This session’s main aim is to reduce unplanned teenage pregnancy through understanding of available methods and awareness of where to obtain contraception for either now or in the future.

There is no use burying our heads in the sand, young people DO have sexual relationships but often aren’t aware of the fact that they can obtain contraception and/or advice confidentially.

We teach young women about their menstrual cycle, an important prelude to understanding contraception. Many young girls can’t remember the first day of their last cycle, an important factor in trying to understand their own body and emotions. From this, we teach them about methods that are available (free of charge) in the U.K and places that are local to them to attend.

We show them that not all people can have all methods and sometimes pre-existing conditions or family medical history can reduce the number of methods available to them. We teach how methods are fitted, taken or used so that when the time does come for them to obtain contraception they have a base of understanding.

Emergency contraception is also covered during this session so that young women understand that if unprotected sex or a condom accident occurs they know what to do and in which time scale.

We recommend RSE training before contraception so that young people have an awareness of healthy relationships and the risks of STI’s.

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