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Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Training

If you have any questions or queries regarding WISH Training , please complete the WISH Training Enquiry formĀ here

All courses are available as CPD sessions to any professionals in Bucks, please fill out the enquiry form for information on booking at a time/date that is suitable for your group

The WISH training programme is commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council. All courses are facilitated by Terrence Higgins Trust, a specialist sexual health service that is part of the new bSHaW (Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing) service.

The overall aim of the WISH programme is to promote the sexual health and wellbeing of all Buckinghamshire residents and to equip those working with individuals of all ages, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexuality with the knowledge, skills and tools to develop resilience, respect and to promote consensual healthy and safe sexual relationships.

WISH training is only available to professionals working in Buckinghamshire organisations.

Please Note: Due to the current government advice, we are unable to deliver training in person for the forseeable future. All courses on the WISH programme are being delivered remotely via a webinar and the courses will run for up to two hours. Please consider this when booking on to a course.

We thank you for your understanding.

Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Training Tier 1

Please note on 23rd September, WISH Training Tier 2 is running on the same day in the afternoon. To attend both sessions you will need to book separately for each session.

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to have a clearer understanding of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and other related laws, to improve knowledge on puberty and the menstruation cycle in preparation for progressing on to WISH Tier 2.

To be a C-Card site, Tier 1 training needs to be completed before Tier 2 can be achieved.

Course Objectives

  • To identify the changes that occur during puberty

  • To be able to explain the stages of the menstrual cycle

  • To develop knowledge on the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and consent

  • To understand the importance of Fraser guidelines and safeguarding

  • To gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

Who should attend

This course provides basic sexual health training for professionals in Buckinghamshire working with people in an education, health, youth work or care setting. If you have not attended the WISH Tier 1 within the past three years , please attend this course.

Course Schedule

23rd September 2020
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26th January 2021
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Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Training Tier 2

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to be confident in offering sexual health advice and guidance, to deliver pregnancy tests, chlamydia tests and to provide C-Card and condoms to under 25s

Course Objectives

  • Recognise the pressures surrounding young people and sex

  • Define and increase an understanding of STIs and HIV

  • Improve your knowledge on contraception

  • Develop the skills to offer the C-Card and condoms to under 25s

  • Develop the knowledge to confidently deliver chlamydia screening and pregnancy testing

  • Gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

Who should attend

This course is aimed at practitioners who are planning to be involved in the distribution of condoms through the registered condom distribution outlets.

Applicants must have completed WISH Tier 1 before they attend Tier 2.

Course Schedule

23rd September 2020
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27th January 2021
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Wellbeing in Sexual Health Refresher

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to have a refresher of their WISH Tier 1 and WISH Tier 2 training and to provide an update on Sexual Health service and information

Course Objectives

  • To continue to develop an understanding of appropriate, healthy and professional conversations regarding relationships and sex with young people

  • To extend current knowledge on Law, STIs, Contraception

  • To be able to offer up to date and relevant information to young people

  • To gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

Who should attend

This session is only for those who have completed the WISH Tier 1 and 2 training and require a refresher. These sessions may be cancelled and rearranged if we do not have enough attendees book on the course. For groups bookings, please contact our team directly on Info.SexualHealthBucks@tht.org.uk

Course Schedule

29th September 2020
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18th November 2020
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14th January 2021
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Delivering Relationships & Sex Education in Schools/Academies

Overview of session

The aim of the sessions is for all involved to be more confident in planning, preparing and delivering sessions on RSE.

Please complete the RSE Course Enquiry form to express your interest in attending a course and we will send you further information.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the changes in legislation and how this influences you

  • Recognise the importance of teaching RSE topics that give young people the correct information and choice to make decisions

  • Develop knowledge of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and other relating laws

  • Understand the role of the teacher in ensuring everyone is safeguarded

  • Have an awareness of resources and quality assurance

  • Identify suitable local services to signpost and how they can support everyone

Who should attend

Teachers and Professionals who work in Buckinghamshire secondary schools and/or who deliver PHSE or RSE to young people within Buckinghamshire.

Course Schedule

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Child Exploitation and CEOP

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all professionals that are discussing sexual health with young people have an increased understanding and awareness of Child Exploitation.

Course Objectives

  • Develop knowledge of all forms of CE

  • Have an understanding of the vulnerabilities to CE

  • Increase an awareness of hidden forms of CE

  • Understand the importance of the role of the professional

  • Gain confidence in discussing CE when discussing sexual health with young people

  • Identify the role of CEOP and reporting

  • Know where to refer for further information, support and or guidance

Who should attend

This course provides basic information on Child Exploitation, CEOP and how this could be impact a young persons sexual health. The course is aimed at professionals in Bucks with safeguarding responsibilities, who work with young people, have discussions with young people on sexual health and/or offer sexual health services (C-Card) to young people.

Course Schedule

2nd December 2020
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Pornography and Sexting Awareness

Please note onĀ  11th March 2021, Identity Awareness Training course will be running in the morning 9.30am – 1.00pm, if delegates wish to attend both courses, please register for both sessions separately.

Course Objectives

  • Identify what porn and sexting are

  • Understand how it may affect young people and their relationships

  • Define the law regarding porn and sexting and the implications of this for young people

  • Recognise ways to inform and discuss porn and sexting with young people

  • Have an awareness of resources and quality assurance

  • Identify suitable local services and how they can support everyone

Who should attend

Professionals in Buckinghamshire working with people in an education, health, youth work or care setting.

Course Schedule

5th November 2020
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11th March 2021
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Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Training for SEND

Overview of session

The course will give participants a basic knowledge and understanding of the communication issues around relationships and sex with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. It will provide an overview of the safeguarding processes with regards to young people with learning disabilities and explain how this differs from those young people without a learning disability.

Course Objectives

  • Explore personal issues and concerns regarding this client group

  • Examine different methods of communication with this client group and how they can be used in a consultation / conversation

  • Gain an understanding of the best resources to support in full young people in an SRE education setting

Who should attend

This course is aimed at professionals who work/support young people with SEND in organisations and services within Buckinghamshire

Course Schedule

8th October 2020
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23rd February 2021
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Identity Awareness

Course Objectives

  • Expand your knowledge and language around sexuality and gender identity

  • Recognise the changes in laws in the UK and around the world for the people who identify as LGBTQ+

  • Discuss how to challenge language and behaviours that are LGBTQ-phobic

  • Understand how to support young people who may be exploring their own sexuality and gender identity

  • To gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

Who should attend

This training is aimed at any professionals working with young people across Buckinghamshire.

Course Schedule

3rd November 2020
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11th March 2021
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STIs and HIV Awareness – 1 Hour Session

Please note that this 1 Hour course is currently only being run via Zoom. Please fill out the STI’s and HIV Awareness Enquiry Form for more information regarding booking a session

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to have a clear understanding and improved knowledge on STIs/HIV

Course Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of how STIs are transmitted, the symptoms and prevention

  • To develop knowledge on HIV and effective medication

  • To gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

  • To be able to signpost young people for more information on STIs and HIV

Course Schedule

STI and HIV Awareness Enquiry
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Contraception Awareness -1 Hour session

Please note that this 1 hour course is currently only being run via Zoom. Please fill out the Contraception Awareness Course Enquiry Form for more information regarding booking a session

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to have a clear understanding and improved knowledge on the different types of contraception available.

Course Objectives

  • To develop knowledge on the different types of contraception available

  • To gain an understanding on how a variety of contraception works and the benefits and drawbacks to the contraception

  • To gain information on local and national data, campaigns, services and initiatives

  • To be able to signpost young people for more information on contraception options

Course Schedule

Contraception Awareness Course Enquiry
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Service Update – 30 minute session

Please note that this 30 minute course is currently only being run via Zoom. Please fill out the Service Update Enquiry Form for more information regarding booking a session

Overview of session

The aim of the session is for all involved to have a clear understanding and improved knowledge on the local sexual health services in Buckinghamshire

Course Objectives

  • To gain information, updates and changes to local sexual health services

  • To be able to signpost young people to the sexual health services they require

Course Schedule

Service Update Enquiry
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