…that enables and empowers young people to make knowledgeable choices with regard to their sexual health and personal relationships.
Access to accurate, balanced sex education – including information about contraception and condoms – is a basic human right of young people. Such education helps young people to reduce the risks of potentially negative outcomes, such as unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Such education can also help young people to enhance the quality of their relationships and to develop decision-making skills that will prove invaluable.
In line with the vision of the Sexual Health Strategy 2015-2020, the WISER programmes support the aims of sexual health promotion, education and prevention initiatives, which are:
“to encourage the development of a healthy sexuality throughout life; to enhance people’s lives and relationships; to reduce negative outcomes such as STIs and crisis pregnancies; and to create an environment that supports sexual health and wellbeing”.
The WISER programmes use effective teaching approaches that are participatory, helping students personalise information and strengthen their communication, decision making and critical thinking skills. Our programmes are constantly evolving as we keep up-to-date with current research within sexual health education and we fully support working in partnership with parents and schools to promote a safe environment within which young people can learn and develop.