Sexual Safety Collaborative Workshops

In the months without a learning set, we run optional virtual workshops to provide teams on the collaborative an opportunity to pose questions to the learning community, ask for advice, problem solve or delve deeper in to a particular topic.

Here you can access resources and recordings from previous workshops.

How to talk about sexual safety on a mental health inpatient ward

Sal Smith

I am currently the trauma-informed approaches locality lead for Durham and Darlington in TEWV foundation trust. Having worked previously as an Expert by Experience, I am really passionate about the voice of lived experience driving much needed changes in mental health services. Trying my best to be kind to myself and others (she/her).


Rachel Luby

Mental health nurse, survivor, service user. Working in East London Foundation Trust with experience in PICU, forensic, crisis services. Passionate about sexual health, sexual safety and empowering others. Believing in the beauty of my dreams.

SSC Workshop 3 - Agenda

SSC Workshop 3 - Slides

Louise Gill, Acting Head of Clinical Service, at Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust shared how the Trust have benchmarked themselves against the national sexual safety standards. The template Louise created and refers to is available to download here (Excel).

SSC Workshop 4 Agenda

SSC Workshop 4 Slides

Clinical Psychologist, Joao Botas, on Phoenix Unit at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust shares how the unit are using their reflective practice group to discuss how they can best support patients with their sexual safety.

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