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Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Training

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. If you have any questions or queries, please email  Info.SexualHealthBucks@tht.org.uk

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

11th June 2020
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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

22nd July 2020
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23rd September 2020
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27th 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

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

Child Exploitation and CEOP

Overview of session

This training is aimed at professionals who work within sexual health settings and/or are involved in giving sexual health information and advice within Buckinghamshire particularly to those aged under 18 years. For example, these are genitourinary medicine (GUM), contraceptive services, chlamydia screening, condom distribution schemes, termination, sexual assault, outreach health promotion services, school nurses, health visitors, or those working in general practice and community pharmacy setting and providing sexual health services.

This training will also give participants an introduction to CEOP (child exploitation online protection) which helps to keep young people safe from sexual abuse and online grooming.

Please note this is an all day course, lunch will not be provided

Course Objectives

  • Equip front line staff working in sexual health services with a basic awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE), its signs and indicators

  • Give up to date information on current legislation and policies around

  • Develop skills in using the BASHH and Brook ‘Spotting the Signs’ screening tool in a sexual health one to one consultation e.g. during sexual history taking and/or one to one consultations

  • Explore how young people use the internet and social media

  • Explore online sexual abuse and incidents of youth produced sexual imagery

  • Introduction to CEOP and reporting incidences

  • Explore how young people are using the internet and social media

  • Explore online sexual abuse and incidences of youth produced sexual imagery

Who should attend

Using the Bucks LSCB Child Exploitation Indicator Tool, this is designed for any professional working with children, young people & vulnerable adults

Course Schedule

1st July 2020
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2nd December 2020
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Pornography and Sexting Awareness

Please note on 18th June 2020 and 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

18th June 2020
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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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Indentity 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

18th June 2020
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3rd November 2020
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11th March 2021
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