Suffolk Sexual Health Network
The Suffolk Sexual Health Network is designed as a tool to help you and colleagues find support, share great practice and news, and give updates on upcoming events, guidance and ways of working. If you would like to sign up to the network please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Suffolk through a collaborative approach to delivery of interventions that impact on the sexual health of individuals, communities and populations.
Monthly newsletters 2019-20
- July edition
- August edition
- September edition
- October edition
- November edition
- December edition
- January edition
If you would like to contribute content for future network newsletters, please contact Matt at email@example.com
Webinars and Campaigns
- National Campaign: Sunday 1st December - World's Aids Day
- National Campaign: HIV testing week, November 2020 (date to be confirmed)
If you have any suggestions for webinars that you and other professionals may find useful, please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blogs, Videos and e-learning
- Department of Health - Combating Child Sexual Exploitation
- National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE Talks) - Eradicating HIV is possible
- Public Health England, Health matters: preventing STIs blog
- iCaSH sexual health clinics – offer specialised services including chlamydia testing, condoms, contraception, emergency contraception, HIV care, HIV testing, STI testing and support and advice
- Terrence Higgins Trust – offer sexual health information and advice, training, young people’s drops in, c-card free condom scheme and some STI testing
- GPs – offer advice and support, emergency contraception, the contraceptive pill. Some practices also offer coil and implants, chlamydia testing and free pregnancy testing for medical purposes
- Pharmacies – most pharmacies will offer emergency contraception, condoms, chlamydia screening if under 25 and some will offer chlamydia treatment. Check your local pharmacy to find out more.
- The Ferns – sexual assault referral centre - visit our urgent help page to find out more
- YouCanBe – is a project operating across Ipswich and Lowestoft. The aim is to work with women to address risks associated with adverse childhood experiences, helping them to build self-esteem, key life skills and supporting them to access sexual health services
- Applying all our Health - Evidence and guidance on improving sexual health in communities
- Clinical Guidance on Drug Interactions with Hormone Contraception
- Clinical Guidance on Emergency Contraception
- Evidence Summary for Chlamydia Screening
- Guidance for Practitioners on Child Sexual Exploitation
- GUMCAD Clinical Guidelines
- HIV Self-Testing Information and Guidance
- HIV Strategic Action Plan
- NHS guide to sexual health service. To find out more about local sexual health service visit our public pages.
- National Statistics and Data Guidance
- Relationships and Sex Education Statutory Guidance
- Standards and Guidance for Cervical Screening
- Standards for the Management of STIs
- Syphilis Action Plan
- Teenage Pregnancy Framework
Useful links and Resources:
- British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
- British HIV Association
- Brook Sexual Health Charity
- Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
- Family Planning Association - This went into liquidation in May 2019 but some of the resources can still be accessed. See the FAQs on their webpage to find out more.
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) online Hub
- National AIDS Trust (NAT)
- NHS Choices Contraception Guide
- NHS Choices What is contraception?
- NHS Choices Sexually Transmitted Infections
- NHS Livewell Sexual Health
- Public Health England
- Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
- Rise Above
- Rise Above School Resources
- Suffolk Gender Identity Hub
Wider support services:
- Suffolk LGBTQ Network
- Survivors In Transition (SIT) - for those who have experienced any form of sexual abuse in childhood
- Evolve Trans - Service for adults who are at any point of their gender transition journey, from summer 2019 being provided by Suffolk Mind
- Family Nurse Partnership - supporting those under 20 who are having their first child
- Make A Change -supporting people up to the age of 18 who are victims of child exploitation
- TurningPoint - Drug and Alcohol Misuse support services
- Local youth centres may also offer condoms for young people and support – check your local area to find out more
- Outreach Youth working with children and young adults up to the age of 19 (trans family support offered)
Where can I find the powerpoint information from Suffolk's Sexual Health Conference June 2019?
This information has now been archived. If you would like to know more information about the conference, please contact HealthandWellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk
I am a teacher and looking for Relationships and Sex Education resources, where can I find these?
For more information, please contact Jane.Stannard@suffolk.gov.uk who will be able to provide you guidance and access to information on resources. Please quote your school name in your email.
Page updated bi-monthly. Last updated March 2020.