Rachael Duthie RGN

Sexual Health & Drugs Specialist Trainer

Email: rachaelpmduthie@gmail.com

“Rachael comes to annually talk to our Year 12s on a range of health issues that are pertinent to Sixth Form pupils. Rachael’s talks are informative, engaging and of incredible importance. Our pupils value the lessons and knowledge Rachael passes on, and I have no hesitation in recommending Rachael's talks to any school looking for such educational guidance. Her talks score incredibly highly in our pupil feedback sheets..”

Sean Reid, Director of Academic Support
Bedford Modern School

“Rachael is a wonderfully vibrant and engaging speaker who I have called upon on many occasions at school. She is able to address pupils of all ages about so many different topics that are so important to them. I have been in many sessions where I have seen pupils feel at ease to ask questions and express themselves openly, without fear, and really engage with the topics at hand. Her talks are often interactive which brings in an element of fun when dealing with issues that can be very serious. The pupils never feel like they are being lectured but that they are learning in a fun and thoroughly stimulating way.”

Lucy Corble
Head of PSHE at The Leys

“Rachael attended our adolescent event 'Rhythmic Beats' to deliver a talk on drugs and alcohol to a large group of 90 young people with a congenital heart condition and their parents. Rachael's talk was fantastic, energetic and enthusiastic. She was knowledgeable about her subject area and presented in a very engaging and approachable manner which put her audience at ease and encouraged them to interact. Rachael conducted herself in a very professional manner, she communicated well before the day to ensure that the talk she planned was tailored specifically to the needs of young people with a heart condition, arrived punctually and delivered her talk perfectly within the allocated time slot. I would have no hesitation in inviting Rachael back for future events we have planned.”

Lindsay-Kay Leaver
Cardiac Adolescent & Transition Clinical Nurse Specialist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

“Rachael has been into School to talk to our pupils on several occasions about Sexual Health, contraception and STDs.

These sessions have always been really well received because Rachael is so obviously a professional - knowledgeable and very clear. She inspires the confidence in the teenagers to ask whatever they wish to in the safety that they will get a sensible and practical answer. Her no-nonsense and common-sense approach is perfect for this subject matter; she combines this with a gentle humour and wit which makes what could be a very embarrassing situation for the pupils into an occasion to find out what they need to know without any fear of seeming silly. Rachael's personality shines through; simply put she is an excellent communicator especially with the young.”

Caroline Wiedermann
Director of Pastoral Care
The Leys

“Rachael is a very engaging trainer, easy to relate to and comes across as confident, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. She doesn’t shy away from difficult questions or topics but tackles them head-on in a sensitive way. I have observed Rachael delivering sexual health and drug awareness training to trainees and as a trainer myself have always appreciated her candour in these subject areas.”

Paul Coppeard
Community Developer and Trainer
Hope UK

“Thanks so much for yesterday and for all the other sessions as well. I know M especially got such a lot out of it – both her and her twin sister are so desperately shy and have only recently done their first sleepover away from home at a non-family members house!”

Jacqui Ramjee
Youth Worker
Cambridge - Drugs, Sex and You course
(Oct/Nov 2013)

“Rachael is a superb trainer. We have worked together on several occasions and she is always well prepared and enthusiastic. She has a real passion for her work and is able to transfer her knowledge to others in an interesting and stimulating way whilst ensuring she gets key messages across.

We have co-delivered training focusing on abortion and she appropriately challenges participants so they can consider both their own and others views in a respectful way. She is not afraid to tackle controversial subjects and justify the need for participants to be aware of the issues.”

Julia Cullum
Workforce Development Adviser
Cambridgeshire County Council

If you would like to talk through possibilities then please do email me: rachaelpmduthie@gmail.com.

“I like the trainers’ styles, they were both very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. The training flowed very well.”

“Very competent and flexible.”

“Accessible, friendly and interesting.”

“Engaging, energetic, very knowledgeable, plenty of involvement for all participants.”

“Enthusiastic and relaxed style. Prepared to listen and challenge.”

“Very informative. Both very clear, engaging, up front.”

“Very interesting and explained so I could understand.”

“Most helpful in my role as a street pastor and within my workplace. It was all extremely relevant.”

“Engaging and thought provoking. Kept a good pace and still made time for people to contribute.”

“Fantastic day. Made a challenging subject very accessible.”

Wellingborough Street Pastors
(22nd February 2014)

“A great session, all the students were engaged and participated very well.”

“Managed to keep the students engaged.”

“Excellent and informative.”


Rushmere Academy
(21st January 2014)

“The session was well planned and well resourced. The students were engaged and participated well. There was a lot of interaction, team building and decision making skills built into the session.”

“The session was thoroughly enjoyed by students and teachers.”

“Excellent and informative.”

“Great session, good resources and built a good rapport with the students.”

Crackerjack Training
(10th November 2013)

If you would like to talk through possibilities then please do email me: rachaelpmduthie@gmail.com.