Free training and support in sexual and reproductive health for organisations in Glasgow city who work with vulnerable adults

Would you like to feel confident that you and your staff team know how to talk to your clients/service users about sexual and reproductive health and have the correct information?

Sandyford sexual health services, in partnership with Scottish Drugs Forum, have designed a free of charge training programme to increase the confidence of staff around sexual and reproductive health (S&RH).

If your organisation works with vulnerable adults in Glasgow city, one or two members of your staff are invited to become key contacts for S&RH within your organisation.

Staff members will attend two one-day foundation sessions during a two-month period with regular communication and follow up sessions thereafter.

By the end of the course, participants will

  • Have up to date information on legal issues around S&RH
  • Know the impact alcohol and other drugs have on S&RH
  • Have examined their own values and attitudes to S&RH
  • Have examined their own values and attitudes to alcohol and other drugs
  • Be able to share information and issues around STIs and contraception
  • Be aware of the impact of sexuality and gender identity on S&RH and drug/alcohol use
  • Be aware of how to raise the topic of S&RH with clients/service users and/or colleagues
  • Demonstrate confidence in discussing S&RH with clients/service users and/or colleagues
  • Be aware of suitable resources and sources of help  Have an awareness of inclusive practice
  • Have information how Sandyford can further support organisations and clients/service users
  • Know how to become a Free Condom venue for their clients/service users

As a prerequisites, organisations must agree that the staff member(s) can discuss S&RH with clients/service users and colleagues

Training dates: Day session on 10th July and 7th August or day session on 13th July and 3rd August with follow up session morning on the morning of the 7th September.

Venue: Scottish Drugs Forum, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN

To book a place: Please ensure your line manager has signed the completed application form and then email it to adrienne@sdf.org.uk