Chemsex Training Course


This course is now delivered online via Zoom, please enquire for details.

Chemsex Training Course

This Chemsex training course aims to give participants the confidence, knowledge and skills in order to deliver effective interventions and support for this subgroup.

What the course covers:

  • What is MSM – UK situation

  • Basic understanding of ‘Chemsex’

  • What we know and what we don’t know

  • Risk Factors

  • Implications for health, sexual health & drug services

  • Prevention and harm reduction

  • Good practice

  • Resources

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to;

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to Chemsex and related issues

  • Increase knowledge of how GBL, Mephedrone and crystal meth are used and the effects

    upon individual’s physiology and neurology

  • Understand the possible affects on health

  • Understand basic working methods with this subgroup

  • To increase confidence in working with this client group for both drug services and sexual health clinics

Who would benefit from the training?

Commissioners, Drug Service Providers, LGBT Services, Health & Sexual Health Workers, Mental Health Practitioners, GPs, Psychiatrist, Counsellors and other professionals that may be in contact with this client group.

Drug and alcohol national occupational standards

  • AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.

  • HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.

  • HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.

  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.

  • HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.

  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.