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The Eddystone Trust is a leading local provider of sexual health and relationship professional development in the South West. To look at courses and costs in your area, please click here:

All of our training courses meet the Recommended Quality Standards for Sexual Health Training.

“All training, whether for clinical staff, other professionals or volunteers, provides a consistently high-quality experience.  This experience should enable and equip those participating to deliver sensitive and appropriate sexual health advice, education, information, services and support”

(Striving for Excellence in Sexual Health Training) Department of Health 2005

 We follow the National Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England 2013 and the UK national guidelines on Safer Sex 2012 written by BASHH (British Association for Sexual Health and HIV)

Sessions include opportunities for both personal and professional development alongside space to address  relevant issues, sharing of good practice and the development of practical skills and strategies for effective sexual health work.

“I will be able to talk more confidently on these matter – very interesting with plenty of food for thought” School Nurse, Devon June 2013

As a training provider we believe that:

  • individuality and diversity should be celebrated
  • people learn more if they feel safe and supported
  • sexual health promotion training should encourage personal as well as professional development and
  • trainers and participants should act and speak with respect towards others.

We are committed to continual improvement and actively use the information gathered from participant evaluations in the development of our training courses.  This way we are able to utilise practical experiences gained ‘in the real world’ alongside learning and knowledge gleaned from research and policy development.

We understand that each agency has different needs and can deliver the courses in this programme directly to your workforce or develop a bespoke package for you that meets the specific needs of your workers and area of service delivery.

We also believe that our training should have a real impact on the sexual health and well being of people in the South West.  We work with individuals and agencies to assist in policy development, service design and quality assurance measures related to HIV and sexual health, helping people to make the most of the learning gained from our training.

“I will review the literature and websites (we use) and definitely apply this knowledge to practice” School Nurse; Devon June 2013

The courses are open to anyone who feels their practice would benefit from our training.  They have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of participants across the health, social care and education workforce.

“Great course!” “Good information” “excellent course – will recommend to all carers” “The best course I’ve had as a foster carer – very inspiring and thought provoking” 

Devon Foster Carers June 2013

 Our training style is participatory, aiming to build on the knowledge and experience of group members within a safe and supportive  learning environment.

To book on or to find out more about tailored bespoke training for you or your organisation then please email us at with:

  • Your full name
  • Contact details (email and phone number)
  • Training course/s and date/s

Or phone: 01752 254406  or 08003283508 and speak to Emma Schmid  or Marie Robinson

Once your email has been received you will be sent a booking form to complete and a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

For anyone who does not qualify for a free training place but would like to attend training please email to get more details of availability and cost.

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