From evidence in the UK, it is clear that there are specific risks and harms for people engaging in chemsex and a variety of ways that frontline workers can support people to reduce these risks. Scottish Drugs Forum and the Learning Centre at Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland have joined together to offer this course to increase knowledge and skills in supporting service users who engage in chem sex.
Aims: This course aims to empower workers with the knowledge they need to more comfortably have conversations with people who may be having ChemSex and to give workers harm reduction-focused information on how to reduce potential risks. In this course, workers will increase their ability to understand, support, provide referrals to service users involved in ChemSex.
Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recall what ChemSex is and the commonly used terminology
- Give an overview of the drugs used for chemsex
- Recall the reasons why people engage in ChemSex, the benefits as well as the harms
- Identify the risks involved, including the particular risks involved for people who are living with HIV
- Demonstrate confidence in discussing ChemSex with service users
- Identify a variety of harm reduction strategies/resources and services they can signpost/refer service users to
Date: Fri 29 September 2017
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, Third Floor Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Cost: £72 (standard rate); £60 (charities); £30 (students)
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