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Outreach and Educational Services for Southend

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 by email on rutendo.chitiga@brook.org.uk

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.

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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.

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free HIV Point of Care Testing

We offer free rapid HIV testing and other STI testing at community venues such as local libraries, the Civic centre and at local foodbanks. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or email us for more information or if you require this service within your setting.

Volunteer with us

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