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Barbara Hastings

Barbara Hastings - Asatourian

Award Winning Social Entrepreneur delivers PSCHE/SRE

Barbara is a qualified nurse, midwife, health visitor and teacher with speaking experience in PSCHE, spanning 30 years. After years of health care practice she began teaching in the late 1980s in many different settings. She worked most recently as a senior lecturer at Salford University running public health, sexual health and family planning programmes for nurses, and is passionate about health!

She invented Contraception, the board game, and founded the award winning social enterprise Contraception Education CIC to provide evidence based PSCHE/SRE resources and training.

Barbara works at all levels, with all group sizes and in any location, motivating and inspiring young people, youth workers, teachers and health professionals. She has prepared training days on a variety of sexual health topics but is equally happy developing bespoke materials wherever required.

Testimonials from Teachers

"The session was really good. Barbara was very calm in her approach and not at all phased by any of the rather odd questions that the pupils asked."

– Clare Blackhurst, Teacher, Tarporley High School

"Thank you for coming Barbara, you were great with them, I know they will want you back - thanks again you are brilliant."

– Jackie Hay, Youth and Community Engagement Officer, High Peak Community Housing​

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  • Enterprise
  • Women
  • Sex Education

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