Sexual Health Awareness

Sexual health and orientation affect us all at some point throughout our lives yet, despite it being a fundamental building block of being human, it is often a taboo topic not openly talked about outside of banter. Sexual activity as a function expands the human population. It can also be fun and pleasurable yet, it can have the power to destroy lives.

Duration 6hr (All day)
Cost £80
Who is this course suitable for? BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, LSP, Sign Language Translators, and Communication Support Workers (CSW)
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About this course

When we think about sexual health, we might automatically think of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and getting ourselves checked for these at a Sexual Health clinic however, sexual health is much more than that. It's about sexual identity, the law, consent, contraception, abuse and how we conduct ourselves in relationships.

This session will provide a background to all the elements mentioned above with an emphasis on both the fun and serious aspects of sex as well as a look at what goes on in a Sexual Health clinic. We will explore different LGBTQIA+ terms and definitions.

We will look at case studies and attendees will be encouraged to think about being 'sex positive' – as an exploration of promoting a healthy and realistic attitude to sex.

We will also explore and examine the role of the interpreter in a sexual health setting and how the interpreter can be utilised to best effect by both NHS staff and the deaf client/patient.

A range of potential situations/dilemmas arising from this setting, the choices and coping strategies for these will be discussed. The deployment of skilful interpersonal approaches will be looked at together with the very real fact that the deaf client/patient may need the interpreter for communication but may not want their presence in this setting or aspects of the setting/conversation.

Examples of domain specific terminology will be explored and discussions around the translation/visual representation of these, particularly where no specific BSL sign exists and/or the topic is new to the client/patient.

What does this 'LGBTQIA+' course cover?

This course covers several aspects including LGBTQIA+, including:

  • Sexual health
  • Sexual Identity
  • The Law and Consent
  • Contraception
  • Abuse
  • Conduct and Relationships

What outcomes can you expect from this course?

Completing this course will help you to:

After completing this engaging workshop, you'll be equipped with:

  • Gain a clearer understanding of sexual health matters.
  • Gain a better knowledge of the procedures within a sexual health clinic.
  • Gain a better knowledge of LGBTQIA+ terms and definitions.
  • Understand the concept of ‘sex posiitve’ and the exploration of a healthy and realistic attitude to sex.
  • Understand the role of the Interpreter in a sexual health setting.
  • Gain knowledge of domain specific terminology and translation/visual representation.

Who is the course for?

This engaging course is designed specifically for Sign Language Translators, BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, LSP and Communication Support Workers (CSW). This course will be of interest to you.

Who will be delivering this course?

  • Chance Walton-Ashmore
  • Andrew Travers

Date & Time and Where

Saturday 21st October 2023, 10:00AM - 4:30PM* as an online webinar.

CPD Points

This course will be worth 6 CPD points for the day and certificates of attendance will be sent to participants after completion of this course. 20 attendees per training course max.


£80.00 including a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a Certificate of Attendance.

* Logging in at 9:30am for connectivity check, and a prompt start of 10AM, finishing at 4:30PM. (there will be comfort breaks throughout).

Sexual Health Awareness



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