Courses designed to help professionals who work with young people gain awareness of the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexuals are being offered for free.

From next month sexual health and HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will provide training in areas such as sex and relationships education, HIV awareness and tackling homophobia.

The one day training courses will take place at THT’s office in King’s Cross, London from November to March. They will deal with the following areas:

Understanding, addressing and tackling homophobia

HIV and young people

Delivering sex and relationships education for young gay and bisexual men

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and HIV awareness delivery and training techniques

Creating inclusive schools and youth settings for lesbian, gay and bisexual young people

Mental health issues for young lesbian, gay and bisexual young people

Phillip Wragg from THT said: “These courses are aimed at anyone wanting to increase or refresh their knowledge around young lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s needs.

“These courses are ideal for anyone who works in education, youth or clinical settings.“

For more information contact the Health Promotion team on 020 7812 1791/1795 or email health.promotion@tht.org.uk