Sexual Health Awareness Week

12 September 2022
Today marks the start of Sexual Health Week. This campaign aims remind people of the importance of looking after all aspects of their sexual wellbeing with a positive attitude to accessing services. The idea is to remind people how to protect themselves from HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancy. The campaign has a theme of Breaking Barriers.
Everyone should be able to access sexual health and wellbeing services in ways that best suit them. The reality is that too many people face barriers when it comes to finding evidence based, inclusive and no judgemental support.
That is why for Sexual Health week 2022, we aim to amplify the voices of those who face access barriers and shine a light on the important work that sexual health services and public health are doing to address health inequalities.
As part of Sexual Health Week, various courses will be delivered by Northumberland County Council.
There are still places available on the Introduction to Sexual Health course that will take place on the 29th September from 9:30-12:30. This training includes an overview of STI’s & HIV/AIDS, a contraception update, Sex and the Law, Consent, UK competency guidance and EHC. Please note that this training must be completed prior to attending C-Card training.
Please also note that places on NCC courses must now be booked through the online platform Learning Together. You can book a place by clicking on the course title which will take you directly to the Learning Together page for that course. Go to ncc.learningpool.com to log in or create an account to book a place.
Bespoke training sessions on Basic Awareness to Sexual Health can also be provided, please contact zoe.johnstone@northumberland.gov.uk for more information. Finally, in order to be eligible to attend any free courses you must either live or work in Northumberland. NCC reserves the right to reject or charge for applications from anyone who does not meet this criteria.