Making Waves – New project promotes sexual health education

We’re in Inverness today to officially unveil a new Highland project to get young people thinking and talking about their sexual health and relationships.

Wave will provide young people under 25 with clear, relevant and inclusive information about all aspects of their sexual health, promoting respect for others and giving young people the confidence to make safe, healthy choices.

The project will primarily be delivered through interactive workshops in secondary schools across Highland, involving pupils from S2-S4,

At today’s launch event, guests have the opportunity to learn more about the new project, see one of the educations zones that will be used in schools and get a sneak peek at the new website that will support the project.

Wave is being funded by NHS Highland to complement and build on existing sexual health education work in the region. It will also help to raise awareness of, and encourage young people to access, local NHS services including STI and pregnancy testing, and access to contraception.

After months of planning, we’re excited to get out into schools and deliver the first Wave sessions in the coming month. The programme offers a great opportunity for us to get young people thinking and talking about their sexual health and relationships.

A big thank you to the young people who have contributed through surveys and consultation events to get to this point. We can’t wait to get started.

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