SEXUAL HEALTH


• COMMUNITY SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS - 0845 155 0156 - For information about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and smears


• TEENAGE PREGNANCY/SEXUAL HEALTH TEAM - based in The Beacon, 25 College Street

 

  • RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE (RASASC) St Helens branch - 01744 877987. Website: www.rapecentre.org.uk Registered charity established to provide advice, support and counselling to men, women and young people aged 13 and over affected by any form of sexual violence. Services include Independent Sexual Violence Advisors who can provide advocacy and support through reporting to the police and with any subsequent legal proceedings (including court appearances)

    If you have recently been raped you can acces the Cheshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre 0161 276 6515 or Merseyside Sexual Assault Referral Centre 0151 295 3550. If you have experienced the trauma or rape or sexual assault it is important that you keep yourself as emotionally and physically safe as possible and they can help you consider:

    • reporting the incident to the police
    • preserving forensic evidence
    • risk of HIV & access to early treatment & intervention>
    • risk of sexually transmitted infections
    • risk of pregnancy

      Specialist counselling service for people aged 13 and over. Also support groups with a welcoming, informal environment facilitated by specialist workers. Also community based outreach services and emotional & practical support.

    • SAFE Place Merseyside’s primary aim is to provide access to a comprehensive forensic medical examination for men and women aged 16 or over (in some instances, adolescents may also be seen at the centre, but this would be determined on an individual basis) who have been sexually assaulted within the last seven days. This service is available whether or not the client chooses to report the assault to the police.  The centre administration hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. However, access to the centre may be facilitated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Outside of office hours, calls to the centre would be directed to an on-call Crisis worker via a call-handling service. The Crisis worker, in conjunction with an on-call Forensic Medical Examiner would determine if a forensic medical examination is indicated, and if so, arrange for this to take place.

      Where indicated, clients would be offered emergency contraception, immunisation against Hepatitis B, and HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.

      After the examination, clients can choose to be referred for follow-on care within their locality, which may include screening for sexually transmitted infections, counselling, and support throughout any criminal justice proceedings.
    • STAR - Support for Trauma Rape and Abuse. Set up to provide group sessions, activities, and peer support for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Currently meet twice monthly at the Millennium drop-in lounge in Bickerstaffe St. Aims to improve confidence and self esteem in a confidential friendly setting. Telephone Catherine Cash-Harvey on 07968 66 357, or e:mail thestarcentre@outlook.com. Twitter @thestarcentre1.                   
    • SURVIVORS - 020 7357 6677 - http://www.survivorsuk.org -       helpline and information for males who have suffered sexual    abuse and rape

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