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Sexual Health

UPDATE:

Our youth workers are still available for webchats and phone chats or a text, you can contact them on 07856 474 595.

Our youth workers are available to provide basic sexual health advice.

We promote safe sex, below are some useful links and information to look after your sexual health. 

If you've got any worries or concerns, you can chat to our youth workers confidentially. 

If your feeling a bit funky and itchy, got something a bit unusual going on down below, you can click here to visit the NHS's page describing STI's.

Alternatively, you could visit Gravesend's sexual health clinic, please see information below. 

Free Condoms:

UPDATE:

Our building is currently closed, for sexual health advice and enquiries, please contact The Riverside sexual health Clinic on 01474 360833 or contact our Youth Team on 07856 474 595.

A Get It Card is a way of accessing free condoms online for young people aged 16 to 24 years. If you’re 16 years old or older you can register online and the card will be sent to your house. 


Free Home Testing
You can order some STI testing kits, such as a Chlamydia test, online and take the test at home, then send it off to get the result. 

Chlamydia is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the UK, and around one in 12 young people are infected.

Many people don’t even know that they’ve got Chlamydia as it can show little or no symptoms, which is why it’s important to get tested every six months or when you change sexual partners.

Many other STI tests happen at the local sexual health clinic. There’s a clinic in Gravesend (see detailed below). 

If you would like to order your home testing kit online, visit FREE TEST and fill in your age and postcode to find out which STI tests are available in your area. 

You can order a free HIV home testing kit online. 

HIV is a virus that damages your imune system, it is most commonly transmitted through unprotected sex. 

Get your free test by answering a few questions and ordering online here: https://freetesting.hiv/ 

The website also has lots of information on support with living with HIV.

The local sexual health clinic
Gravesend hospital runs a sexual health clinic called The Riverside Clinic.
The NHS service is free, and offers both appointments and a walk-in service. 
The service is friendly and non-judgmental – they’ve seen it all before! 

The clinic is confidential and open to anyone of any age. 
They can help you with contraception and contraceptive advice, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and general sexual health advice.

The Riverside sexual health clinic at Gravesham hospital is still running during the pandemic. You will need to book an appointment in advance. More details can be found on their website, click here

Phone: 01474 360833

 For more information on sexual health clinics locally click here