Turning Point sexual health service holds launch event in London

News item posted: 10 July 2017

What is the most common STI in the UK? Can you protect yourself from Hepatitis B with a vaccination? These are questions that everyone should know the answer to.

Support and Advice on Sexual Health, a new sexual health service in London, has been launched to equip people with better knowledge on sexual health, and to provide people with necessary support and advice.

Having opened on 1st April, the service held its official launch at Kensington Town Hall on Monday 10th July to give stakeholders the chance to see the new service and learn more about the different types of sexual health support available.

Support and Advice on Sexual Health (SASH) is a partnership between METRO, Naz, Marie Stopes and London Friend led by Turning Point. The service promotes good sexual health while continuing to offer accessible and responsive services to those with specific needs such as HIV.

Among the services on show were the contraception and STI screening delivered by Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL), and sexual health promotion and psychosocial support services delivered by SASH.

In conjunction with the launch, a new website has been set up so that people can access sexual health advice online in the comfort of their own home. The website offers tools such as a sexual health quiz in which users can test their knowledge of sexual health; a specific page with information and advice for people living with HIV; and a self-referral form for people who want sexual health advice and support.

Gaby Price, Head of Operations at Turning Point, said: “With recent news from the World Health Organisation showing that new strains of untreatable gonorrhoea are beginning to affect people worldwide, this reminds us of the importance of promoting good sexual health and getting tested. Sexual health affects everyone, and we are encouraging people to come down to the service for free support and advice.”

Test your knowledge of sexual health at http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/sexualhealth/.