Our DCHS sexual health promotion team deliver sexual health campaigns throughout the year. The aim of these campaigns is to raise awareness and provide information about sexual health issues which may impact on you and your wider community.
Please find information and resources below for our current campaigns.
If you would like to find our more or would like resources sending out please contact our Sexual Health Promotion team.
Further useful resources, including video clips can be found here.
Your Sexual Health Matters @ Home
New online access for Sexual Health Services
Whilst lockdown has presented the Integrated Sexual Health Service with many challenges around patients not being able to access their services in the way they would do normally, it has also given us an opportunity to progress sexual health services online. The service now has a number of services that patients can access from their own homes.
The following new services are free, confidential and non-judgemental:
• Condoms by post – this includes C-Card for 13-24 year olds and 24 years+
• Oral contraception – virtual assessment and prescriptions posted out
• Postal emergency contraception (over 16s only). Under 16s can still contact the service to request emergency contraception via the information and booking line
• STI & HIV testing – including treatment for chlamydia by post
• Virtual sexual health promotion practitioner advice
• Photo diagnosis for lumps, bumps and warts (18 years old and over)
For more information visit the appropriate pages on the website or contact the Information and Booking line: 0800 328 3383.
Safe sex and an inclusive sexual health service
Our Winter and Spring 2019 campaign focuses on the promotion of safer sex and an inclusive sexual health service – open to anyone and everyone. Specifically this campaign:
* Promotes safer sex and sexual health services with ‘hard to reach’ groups by engaging stakeholders who work with, or are in regular contact with people at risk. We will be distributing free condoms, advice and clear signposting to services. Our promotional packs are being sent to over 50 organisations or charities in Derbyshire that support people who could be at risk, including food banks, as it was discovered through our research, that some people cannot afford condoms and may be putting themselves at risk.
* Highlights the cost to the NHS of missed appointments and encourages people to attend their appointments.
* Targets over 35’s and promotes sexual health services to people over 30, following research which uncovered that many people over 30 do not feel sexual health services are for them.
* Encourages people to practice safer sex, tackling some of the barriers that currently exist that stop many people from having safe sex.
Could it be Chlamydia?
In a recent Public Health England report chlamydia and gonorrhoea were listed as the most common bacterial STIs in England and a priority for prevention. In 2016, 141,000 diagnoses of chlamydia and gonorrhoea were made with people aged 15-24. Leaving an STI untreated can cause serious health issues such as pelvic inflammatory disease, swollen or painful testicles, arthritis, infertility and even meningitis. Please support our 'Could it be chlamydia?' campaign to raise awareness of STI testing and that the impact of not getting the right treatment can be long lasting.
- Winter_Could it be chlamydia poster
- Summer_Could it be chlamydia poster_version 1
- Summer_Could it be chlamydia poster_version 2
Good Time Guide
This campaign is aimed at young people who are going on holiday, attending festivals and starting as a fresher. The Good Time Guides share some top tips; creating a P.L.A.N. to stay safe when drinking and offers signposting to other parts of the service, if things don't go to P.L.A.N.