Drug use can have a big impact on people’s sexual experiences – for better or for worse – yet this is something that many people find difficult to talk about. This course will examine the relationship between the use of different drugs and sex, and explore effective and sensitive ways of talking to drug using clients about sex and keeping themselves safe.
This course was designed for anyone working within non-substance misuse services, eg nurses, police, social services staff and other care organisations. However it also works as a great primer for both new and experienced drugs workers. The main focus is on giving delegates the practical skills required to work within a harm reduction methodology.
This one day course has been developed to give a good understanding of safer injecting harm reduction advice. It will inform delegates of best practice and recognised harm reduction messages to be used when working with injecting drug users, along with an underpinning knowledge of currently injected substances and their associated risk factors.
More young people, especially but not only young men, are regularly viewing (hard core) pornography, particularly on the internet and via mobile phones. This is potentially having a negative impact on their sexual identity, expectations, attitudes and behaviours.
This accessible training day is designed for staff and workers from drugs and sexual health services, commissioning, CCGs, GPs, LGBT organisations and local government, and works more effectively if participants from these organisations are present. Content is comprised of presentations, short films, discussion and group work exercises, and Q&A. At the end of the day, participants are given a detailed handout (with hyper-links and QR codes) including research, policy and strategy documents, and further reading referred to throughout the day.
Our team at HIT can work with you to tailor training to your particular needs. We will help you to develop specific training either as individual courses or a package of training. Contact us today to discuss your needs.
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Commission HIT, the drug and alcohol sector’s leading training organisation, to get your team up to date. By commissioning HIT to come to you, you will save on travel time and costs, save on accommodation costs, and ensure that a core team have had the same training.
Val Goff gained the Advanced Certificate in the Management of Substance Misuse 9 years ago and has over 11 years experience working in the substance misuse/addictions field, mainly within the Criminal Justice System. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Val delivers these two-day, certificated courses on a freelance basis for the NHS and various other organisations.