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Outreach and Educational Services for Southend

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Alongside our clinical services, Brook is commissioned to provide sexual health promotion, community outreach, education and training in Southend-on-Sea.

Working closely with our clinical colleagues, our aim is to ensure that key beneficiary groups are benefiting from good sexual and reproductive health services by raising awareness, signposting and improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of both professionals and service users.

To find out more, please contact us.

Training for Professionals

Brook delivers a blended model of free full and half-day training sessions to professionals who work in Southend-on-Sea. We aim to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes on key topics and concerns associated with sexual health such as HIV, sex working and Mandatory RSE, among others.

To register your interest, learn more about the topics we cover or for more general information about our training programme, please contact Rutendo Chitiga on rutendo.chitiga@brook.org.uk.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Our Health Promotion Specialists can deliver a limited amount of RSE assemblies in schools located in areas where there are relatively higher levels of teenage pregnancies and STI prevalence. Our school assemblies promote STI testing and contraception as well as general good sexual health.

In addition, we will promote and utilise our Brook RSE@HOME brand to target parents and foster carers in Southend, to support the delivery of Relationship and Sex Education in the home.

If you think your school will strongly benefit from this service please contact southend.ccard@brook.org.uk.

You can find out more about Brook’s broader education and training offer, including details of how to access free e-learning on a variety of RSE topics, on the Brook website.

There are also a number of paid training courses available for professionals working with young people in Southend.

Become a Community Champion

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who live or work in Southend-on-Sea to become Community Champions.

If you have an interest in volunteering and becoming a sexual health influencer for your community then join us and help Brook to communicate and cascade positive sexual and reproductive health messages to individuals in Southend.

Community Champions will:

  • Receive high quality training to improve sexual health knowledge as well as presentation and communication skills
  • Receive on-going support and mentoring from specialist Brook staff
  • Gain experience in delivering sexual and reproductive health promotion
  • Meet people with similar interests and passions
  • Make a positive impact in their community

If you are interested in becoming a community champion please contact rutendo.chitiga@brook.org.uk.

Point of Care Testing

We offer STI testing at various locations across the city other than sexual health clinics, such as if someone might be at risk of having contracted an STI. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@BrookSouthend) or contact reyhan.ozyurt@brook.org.uk for more information.

Contact Us

For more information about our outreach and education offer in Southend-on-Sea, please contact reyhan.ozyurt@brook.org.uk and/or rutendo.chitiga@brook.org.uk.

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