Chemsex: An Introduction
Duration 1 day
Central Training's Introduction to Chemsex course aims to raise awareness around this growing issue and provide candidates with a greater understanding of client impact, barriers to engagement and best practise guidelines. The trainer will focus on the complexities, challenges and risks associated with chemsex which is defined as 'sexual activity whilst under heavy psychoactive influence', mostly among men who have sex with men (MSM). Finally, the candidates will be introduced to the dangers and warning signs of drug withdrawal, with specific focus on the three most prevalent chemsex drugs: Crystal Meth, GHB & Mephedrone.
The course aims to equip delegates with a better understanding of: The history of chemsex and its impact on the MSM / LGBTQI+ communityChemsex substances: symptoms and dangers of withdrawalSpecific terms related to chemsexConsent, exclusion and barriers to engagementRisks affecting chemsex clientsBest practice guidelines
Methods of Delivery
This training is interactive and employs group work, presentations and case studies. Candidates are provided with comprehensive learner notes to facilitate learning.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Chemsex - history, substances and terminology
- Recognising drug withdrawal
- Dangers, warning signs and risk assessment
- Responding to emergencies
- The impact of exclusion and specific risk factors
- Challenges and barriers to engagement
All staff working with the MSM/LGBTQI+ community who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with this group and how to support their clients.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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