What I Offer…

Contraception Education is a CIC (a Social Enterprise registered with Companies House) - we have a background in public health practice (nursing midwifery and health visiting) and academia (former senior lecturer at the University of Salford). We provide excellent sex education resources Here is part of an advertising campaign we did for local radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncb4QrdnLWs&feature=player_embedded We also deliver sex education training at all levels. We work in schools, youth groups and local authorites - training young people and their trainers/workers.

Read a feature about published in Social Media here - http://www.contraceptioneducation.co.uk/docs/cicprofile.JPG

From time to time we are called on to deliver education in less affluent communities in the UK and internationally, and for that we rely on donations and support from friends, partners and colleagues to cover our costs.  We are registered with Ammado as a not for profit organisation and can receive donations made by card or Paypal 

To make a donation to our important community work via Ammado  please visit this page



Why I’m good at what I do…

Qualified as a nurse in 1975 and continued into Midwifery, Health Visiting, teaching in Further Education (where I invented Contraception the Board Game) and eventually  Senior Lecturer in Higher Education where I worked until I retired in 2010. I am passionately interested in "all things health", including a leisure activity of Yoga and Meditation.

I now spend a large percentage of my time talking to groups of people in many different settings - one example can be found here http://schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-profiles/barbara-hastings.html and also advising people on the telephone on a one to one basis about health in general, sexual health in particular for example http://www.greatvine.com/barbara-hastings-asatourian and of course tweeting via @BarbaraHA and @ContraceptionEd (please be prepared for explicit sexual content and pictures of knitted genitals!)

How did I get into Contraception Education? It's quite a story which started when I was a teenager in the 1960's.  For the full story please visit http://www.contraceptioneducation.co.uk

To find out more about Contraception the Board Game have a look at this clip form a BBC1 TV 4 X 4 Reports programme called Sex Lessons

Member Testimonials

  • Barbara is one of the most enthusiastic people I have ever met, she is passionate about helping and advising young people about sexual health and awareness, I would not hesitate to seek her help about issues involving my own grandchildren in the future.
  • Barbara is an absolute joy to work with. She is knowledgable and considerate and is devoted to improve contraception awareness wherever possible. Her care for clients is second to none and nothing is too much trouble in the name of customer service. I wholeheartedly recommend Barbara's service.
  • Having recommended Barbara to a local school, they were so impressed with her public speaking and the way in which she delivered her talk to the students, they would not hesitate in recommending her to any school. A truly insightful speaker.

What I do

  • Education & employment
  • Health Education
  • Social Enterprise

My Stats

Last online 13th Sep 2012
Member since 6th Sep 2010
Number of testimonials 6
Meetings attended 65
4N ranking 153258 in the UK

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