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If you work in Newcastle you can access a wide range of training through Newcastle Sexual Health Training. We offer courses on sexual health and relationships issues, including:

  • Self-esteem
  • Learning disability and sexual health
  • Contraception
  • Drugs, alcohol and sexual risk-taking
  • HIV and STIs
  • Trans and gender identity issues

Upcoming training dates for 2018/19

Click here for details of all courses offered by Newcastle Sexual Health Training

How do I apply?

You can apply for most of the courses in the directory using the standard booking form (Word, 374kb) and sending it to or by fax to 0191 277 2099 (however, some courses have different booking procedures - see details in the directory for how to book). Please ensure you give an accurate email address on your form as this is how we will communicate with you. If you have applied and heard nothing, please email


Most of the courses are offered free to those working in Newcastle. If you work outside Newcastle, you can still attend most of the courses, but there will be a charge of £100 per day's training, so two-day courses will be charged at £200 and half day courses at £50. If you book a course and do not attend, or do not cancel at least a week before the course, you will be charged. See Booking Information and Charges (Word, 19kb) for full details.

What will I learn?

This training programme will develop your knowledge and skills and support you to explore your own attitudes and values, giving a strong foundation to the sexual health work that you do.  The courses use participative approaches encouraging reflection, sharing of experiences and providing you with a range of activities which you can use in your work with young people and adults.


You can receive different levels of accreditation for the training you have completed through Newcastle Sexual Health Training.  This is a way of ensuring that your commitment to sexual health training is recognised and celebrated.  The accreditation - from the Newcastle Sexual Health Training Group - represents a standard of excellence in sexual health training and demonstrates a real commitment to sexual health and relationships work with your client group. See here for more details (pdf, 99kB).

Who delivers the training?

Newcastle Sexual Health Training is coordinated by Harriet Yudkin in Public Health, Newcastle City Council. It is a partnership programme, delivered by skilled trainers from the following teams and organisations:

  • Changing Lives
  • DePaul UK
  • LGBT North East Gender Identity Support Service (hosted by Humankind)
  • MeSH (Mesmac Newcastle and SHINE)
  • Newcastle Hospitals Sexual Health Services
  • PROPS North East
  • Public Health Team, Newcastle City Council
  • Sexual Health Promotion (Newcastle Hospitals Community Health)
  • Teenage Kicks (Newcastle Hospitals Community Health)


For more information, please contact Harriet Yudkin (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursdays only):

Tel: 0191 211 5527 (x25527 if calling internally within Newcastle City Council)

If you have queries about a course booking, or have applied for a course and not heard anything, please contact or call 0191 211 2091.

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For general course enquiries, please email:

Please email individual lead facilitators (details in individual course info) if you have specific questions about course content.

Local services and useful websites

For details of local services and websites relating to sexual health, see this page.

Page last updated: 
9 November 2018
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