Keep an eye on this page for recent news from Dhiverse and details of our upcoming events:
Celebrating National RSE Day (30th June) and PRIDE 2022
All young people should have the opportunity to take part in relevant and inclusive RSE designed to help them navigate relationships and sex in the 21st Century. To celebrate National RSE Day and PRIDE we’re offering a 50% discount on any part (this doesn’t include delivery of workshops) of our brilliant RSE curriculum. This offer aims to make great RSE even more accessible by helping all schools, but particularly those who have a limited RSE budget, to buy our quality RSE lessons and resources at a lower price than normal. This offer is for a limited period and will only apply to orders received between 24th June and 22nd July 2022. The discount will be applied at the time we confirm your order. Please note that payment is required before curriculum orders are fulfilled.
Talking to people who have a learning disability or autism about Relationships and Sex
With almost 10 years’ experience of supporting people who have a learning disability or autism to make informed choices about their relationships, sex, and sexual health we have recently designed a training for professionals, parents, and carers. This training aims to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, and tools to communicate effectively with the people they work with and care for, around relationships, sex, sexual health and keeping safe online and in the community.
We will be piloting this training in July and September before launching it fully in November. As part of our pilot, we are offering places for a nominal fee of £10 (to cover our admin costs) in exchange for feedback on content and timings. Post pilot, the cost of the training will be £60 per person. Please click here to download the flier which has all the details and please share with anyone who you think might be interested.
Information on monkeypox
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection mainly spread by wild animals.
Although very rare in the UK there has been a small number of confirmed cases in the UK, with the majority of those cases among gay and bisexual men. Monkeypox spreads through close contact, so it’s likely that it’s being spread during sex rather than through sexual transmission. Although everyone is being asked to be aware of the monkeypox symptoms, it’s important gay and bisexual men are alert as it’s believed to be spreading in sexual networks. The illness is usually mild and most of those infected will recover within a few weeks.
More information on symptoms and what to do can be found through the following links.
The Terrence Higgins Trust has the latest information and Q&As on monkeypox and they’ve set it out so that it’s easy to understand. They will also provide updates as they become aware of them. Please visit: https://www.tht.org.uk/news/monkeypox-uk
The UK Government website also has the latest information on monkeypox cases in the UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/monkeypox-cases-confirmed-in-england-latest-updates
NHS information on monkeypox https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/monkeypox/
First long-acting injection for HIV approved – November 2021
We’re delighted to hear that NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have approved the treatment and that as many as 13,000 people could make the switch. We also support the thinking that those most in need of the new treatment, such as those who are the most stigmatised, should be prioritised. Having 6 injections a year, rather than taking tablets every day, could make a significant difference to how people live with HIV.
We launched our RSE Curriculum for the 21st Century earlier this year and it’s proving to be very popular! Schools can purchase the full package or individual lessons. We can also deliver any lesson for you either on site (COVID permitting) or virtually. We also offer sexual health talks and drop ins. Follow the link below to see more about what’s on offer.