RSE Education Support

RSE Education Support

Since school Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) teaching guidelines have been updated nationally, an increasing number of schools, youth groups and other services are contacting us to requesting resources, free condoms and teaching materials. We are unable to provide these  and are unable to supply free leaflets or other physical resources. However we can share some helpful content and advice that can support schools with these sessions.

Teaching Schools South West / RSHE ready – focused on supporting secondary teachers in the South West https://rsheready.co.uk/

Free resources

Free resources

On this website and on our Youtube channel  we have a series of young person-friendly films which many schools have used successfully to support the teaching and information they provide. Films available include:

  • What happens when I visit a clinic?
  • How to use a condom?
  • What is emergency contraception and how does it work ?
  • How is a contraceptive implant fitted ?

We also have downloadable links for free printable leaflets for all STIs and methods of contraception, which are provided free from the Family Planning Association: https://www.fpa.org.uk/professionals/resources/

Unfortunately, we are not funded to provide condoms for other schools or other organisations and we cannot give out sample packs. If required for teaching, organisations can buy condoms in bulk at the same price we do in the NHS. In our clinics we currently use Pasante brand – they can be ordered here.

C-Card

C-Card

C-Card is a free condom issuing scheme for anyone aged 13 to 24, no matter whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex, or just curious about condoms.

A C-Card is a card similar to a membership card that allows a young person to get free condoms from participating venues such as pharmacies, youth clubs, sexual health clinics and schools.

Full training, supplies of condoms and other resources are provided by the C-card service to anyone who is involved in this scheme.

For more information check out our C-Card page. You can also email or phone our C-Card team – ndht.ccard@nhs.net    Tel: 01392 284965

What makes a good RSE session?

What makes a good RSE session?

Instead of focusing on specifics and the ins and outs of all STIs and contraception methods (which takes ages and can be a bit boring!), we recommend that teachers focus their sessions on encouraging students to use the resources they have to explore the following practical questions:

Example Lesson Plans

Example Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Here are links to some recommended example lessons plans, written by our service:

DSH Lesson Plan 1 – Healthy Relationships

DSH Lesson Plan 2 – Risky Behaviour

Useful links

Useful links

Torbay only

0-19 Torbay – Services promoting health, development and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Torbay. Website includes useful signposting, resources and information.  https://www.0to19torbay.co.uk/resources-just-for-schools/

Torbay training school alliance – focus on Primary settings https://www.torbaytrainingschool.org.uk/smsc-pshe-rshe-british-values/

Are you OK? – website exploring healthy relationships, domestic abuse and violence for adults and young people, hosting a series of ‘TALK toolkits’ lesson plans for education providers https://www.areyouok.co.uk/toolkits/

Torbay Healthy Learning – website with useful resources for a range of PSHE, including RSE (new content coming Summer 2023) http://www.healthylearningtorbay.co.uk/

Devon only

  • TALK toolkits – resource packs for young people produced by Splitz support service in Devon.

Exploring Healthy Relationships is a resource for 14-16 years developed with young people for the benefit of young people.  The aim is to encourage discussion and debate around healthy relationships and self-esteem, in order to prevent domestic violence and abuse.

Healthy Transition is a resource for young people starting in secondary education. It helps to inform, explore and manage healthy relationships. It is intended to encourage discussion and debate to increase safety, confidence, identity as well as aiding emotional awareness and positive relationships.

Splitz Support Service – TALK Toolkits

  • KOOTH provide an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.  Young people can access Kooth themselves for free, safe and anonymous online emotional wellbeing support and counselling, text chat and online forums.

www.kooth.com

  • SPACE provide support for young people from all circumstances and backgrounds to learn, create and realise their potential. By providing spaces to hang out safely with peers, talk about things they can’t ask their parents, gain confidence and try new things.

www.spaceyouthservices.org

  • Young Devon provide information, advice and counselling for children and young people 11-25 years. Contact details and further information is available on their website

Wellbeing | Young Devon

  • Proud2Be delivers interactive workshops to students and awareness training to organisations and schools around the UK.  Proud2Be also runs a youth project, which includes online and in-person weekly youth groups in Totnes and Newton Abbot, 121 youth support, and a family coffee morning in Newton Abbot.

Proud2Be | Supporting LGBTQ+ People in Devon and Beyond

  • X-Plore LGBTQ Youth Groups in Devon – X-Plore run two youth groups for young people in Devon who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or questioning (Q) their sexual orientation or gender identity

www.lgbtqyouthdevon.org.uk/

National links:

 

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Accessing our service

In response to the emergence of COVID-19 we have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay with unprecedented demand in Exeter. Please note always review urgent cases the same day. If your need is urgent and you are struggling to reach us keep trying as our phone system will explain how to access same-day care with us.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception here.

Self-requested STI testing by post is available for those aged under 25- more info

We are now running an under 18’s sit and wait clinic at Exeter, Torquay, and Barnstaple for more information click here

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - from a local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info