Drop in sessions to offer sexual health advice

Wendy Burton, LCHS.
Wendy Burton, LCHS.

Young people with concerns or questions over sexual health, relationships or staying safe can now visit a free drop-in nursing service.

Taking place during the summer holidays at two locations in Sleaford, the sessions are being offered by the school nursing team of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

Throughout the summer holidays school nurses will be available for advice and support for young people between 12 and 19 years old.

Wendy Burton, Locality Lead for LCHS, said: “Throughout the summer holidays our school nurses are available for that much-needed advice and support.

“They can offer young people information on relationships, healthy lifestyles, alcohol and drugs, keeping safe, free chlamydia tests, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception and the C-Card service.

“So please do feel free to drop-in or book an appointment in advance, we are here to help and support.”

The school nurses will be at Riversdale Clinic for drop-in or appointments Monday to Friday, from 9am until 4.30pm, throughout the summer holidays.

A one-hour drop-in only session will also be available on Tuesdays, at Sleaford Children’s Centre, from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.

A spokesman for LCHS said: “The service is completely confidential, young people can come along and get 
contraceptives and lube, or learn about which form of contraception would be best for them.

“We understand that sometimes young people find it embarrassing to talk to their parents about these things, so they can come along and talk to a nurse in confidence.”

For more details about the service call 01529 306541.

Aternatively go online to www.lincolnshirecommuni