1 in 4 sexually active teenagers have Chlamydia

sexual healthYoung people who choose to delay becoming sexually active are generally more positive and focused on school work, and less likely to use alcohol and other drugs.

Teaching about relationships, sexuality and development encourages students to develop a clear set of personal values to respect themselves and others.

Students who understand and value themselves and others are better equipped to develop meaningful and respectful relationships.

Young people need to be taught about sexual health

Young people need to be taught how to learn to recognise and respond to abuse and violence. They need to develop help-seeking skills and strategies to access support for themselves and others.

By teaching students about sexual health, they are in a better position to take a positive approach towards managing their lives and developing the necessary skills to prepare them for current and future life challenges.

Our tools, strategies and activities

Our Sexual Health workshop is designed to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships.

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We give students the confidence to make responsible and safe choices and negotiate contraception to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others.

This workshop introduces students to the risks of STI's, types of contraception and the dangers of sexting. It focuses on the importance of making informed decisions and the different ways of clearly saying "NO".

We use learning experiences using multimedia presentations, short films, group discussions and group work, role play, games and activities that encourage students to:

  • Reflect critically on issues
  • Share thoughts and feelings
  • Plan for action
  • Contribute in a positive manner.
At workshop conclusion, students should be more empowered to
    • Develop and maintain respectful relationships
    • Understand STI’s and the effects and consequences they can have on the body
    • Focus on the importance of making informed decisions using the harm minimisation approach
    • Promote sexual health and the importance of contraception
    • Use refusal strategies to clearly say “NO”
    • Understand what consent is
    • Respect the benefits of abstinence
    • Develop help-seeking skills and strategies to access support for themselves and others

 

The following websites offer excellent resources for students
Teaching students to play safe STI fact sheets Teaching students about STI's How to use a condom animated video

 

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