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Sexual Health Outreach

Working with our local NHS Foundation Trust to support, inform and advise women on sexual health.

Outreach

Staff and volunteers from Women’s Work engage with the most at risk and vulnerable women who are being exploited through sex work, along Normanton Road in Derby, through weekly outreach sessions. 

This outreach is often the first introduction to Women’s Work and aims to provide the women with immediate provisions such as condoms, food and a hot drink, and warm clothes and lets them know that we can help them to improve their circumstances when they are ready.

We talk to the women; show them we care and that we don’t judge them. This first meeting provides an opportunity for a woman to know she is valued and that there is help for her to begin a journey towards leading a more empowered and better quality of life.  

Monthly sexual health clinic drop-in

In partnership with the Integrated Sexual Health Services, we host a drop-in clinic for women already accessing our services within our premises. We do this because we know that many women are wary of accessing the statutory services and worried about disclosing their personal history. 

Service users can access basic STI tests and sexual health advice in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

For those who may need more specialist medical advice or treatment, we can arrange an appointment for them at the sexual health clinic and also accompany them if they need that extra support to attend the appointment. 

The Sexual Health helpline is available on 0300 123 7123 and provides access to:

  • sexual health advice
  • signposting to other sexual health services and online information
  • access to STI diagnostic kits and appropriate aftercare

The helpline is available between 9 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday and between 11 am and 4 pm over the weekends.

Sexual health advice across our programmes

Women’s Work believes that every woman has the right to good sexual health and to feel confident making informed decisions that affect their wellbeing. We incorporate sexual health advice, together with support to build confidence and self-esteem which enables women to break free from abusive or coercive relationships and reduce risk-taking behaviours.  

To read about the impact of our sexual health services please visit ‘Our Impact’.

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