Sex and relationships education trainer
Delivering courses for practitioners since 2003
Work with young people and adults
Facilitated SRE workshops for over 15 years
Advice and information
Trusted source of advice about sex and relationships
Respected voice on sex and relationships
For over 14s at BISHuk.com, in the media and academia
Training Courses for Practitioners
My courses give participants the opportunity to reflect on their values and attitudes as well as learning skills and information. They can be delivered whenever and wherever suits you (across the UK and Europe) and are for up to 16 participants.
They can be delivered whenever and wherever suits you (across the UK and Europe) and are for up to 16 participants. As the name of the website implies, the main thing I do are training courses. For over 13 years I've been running training courses up and down the country and even outside of the UK. I've had the pleasure of facilitating courses with hundreds of passionate, committed and thoughtful practitioners from a broad range of professions. Click below to find out more about booking your own course but also dates for upcoming London courses hosted by Epic CiC
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I’ve taught a broad variety of SRE topics in state and independent schools as well as being very at home in a youth club setting. I support schools to deliver comprehensive SRE for themselves, through the DO... programme. I complement this with specialist one off lessons, drop-ins and talks. I use activities which are interactive and participatory, with a focus on skills and values as well as the acquisition of knowledge.
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I've developed and illustrated a comprehensive library of resources covering a range of topics around gender, sexuality, sex and relationships. I use these in my own teaching and am pleased to share these with fellow practitioners. Most are available as an immediate download for your convenience.
Planet Porn£10.50 Add to basket
Sex Explained£5.00 Add to basket
LOVE, INNIT – A Teaching Pack About Relationships£9.50 Add to basket
Booze and Sex Pack£4.00 Add to basket
Safer Sex Aces£4.95 Add to basket
Bish Leaflets£20.00 Add to basket
Condom Teaching Pack£9.50 Add to basket
Big Bish Download£52.50 Add to basket
How To Have Consensual Sex Zine£15.00 Add to basket
In addition to teaching and training I also work on projects as a consultant. Ideal for organisations who want a specialist for a finite period of time. My consultancy rate starts at £500 per day. Discounts are available for longer term projects or if your budget is tight.
Condom Man and the Advisors
DO … SRE for schools
I can’t actually believe I’m writing this, but some folk seem to think that showing 15/16 year olds porn in sex and relationships education is a good idea. So I’m gonna say why I think it’s a problematic idea: legally, ethically, practically and also why I think there are better and more valuable things we[…]
Most young people watch porn? Porn harms young people? They’re having non-consensual, unsafe sex as a result? No. The evidence points to a more inconclusive and also complicated picture. Does Porn Have a Harmful Effect on Young People? Many people worry that porn can cause young people harm – however there are many problems[…]
A rant about why what we are and aren’t teaching young people about fertility and sex is harmful to them. This is a transcription of a talk I gave at the Progress Educational Trust Birds, The Bees and Fertility Treatment event.
You might have either seen the tea and consent video, or read the original blog (which I much prefer). They are increasingly being used as a teaching tool, which I don’t think is a great idea. So I thought I’d share my thoughts about what the analogy needs to be a more useful resource and why[…]
You might have read that ‘sexting’ is now considered the norm for young people. I first read this assertion a couple of years ago (when I originally wrote this blog, which I thought I lost but didn’t and have republished). This was based on a small piece of research conducted by Professor Andy Phippen. Actually[…]
A consent workshop activity using handshakes as a way of learning about sexual consent.
A new project where I make videos for practitioners on how to facilitate sex and relationships workshops. This is one about relationships. LOVE, INNIT – a teaching pack about relationships (with full instructions and other engaging teaching resources about relationships) Relationships Training – if you would like to take part in a training day about[…]
Try this quiz about first time sex! [mtouchquiz 3]
NICE issued guidance on young people and contraceptive services today ‘Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25’. It has been widely reported, some of it more excellent/sensible and measured than others. There is a lot in the guidance that is very useful but for the most part the[…]
Some thoughts on where we are with consent, Sex Ed and young people, where the gaps are, how the Sex Ed that is taught can contribute to the problem and some ideas on how we can think of working with (and listening to) young people more effectively. This piece is based on a talk[…]