Links to national organisations who you may find useful to further support your sexual health work.
Links to national organisations who you may find useful to further support your sexual health work.
22-27 July 2012 Washington DC, USA
AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care.
The Charity’s objects are to protect and preserve good health and well-being in particular by promoting the good health and well-being of marginalised communities through engagement, education, support services, professional advice and training.
bpas has over 40 years of experience of providing help to women with an unplanned pregnancy, or a pregnancy they choose not to continue with. If you’re pregnant and considering abortion it’s important to know you’re not alone. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. We are the UK’s leading independent provider of abortion care. We have over 40 centres across England, Wales and Scotland.
Brook Advisory Centres – commonly known just as Brook – is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25. Brook is a registered charity, and has 40 years’ experience of providing professional advice through specially trained doctors, nurses, counsellors, and outreach and information workers to over 100,000 young people each year.
The CHAPS programme of work is developed within a collaborative partnership of HIV health promoters.
CHAPS is an England wide, collaborative programme of HIV health promotion for gay, bisexual and other homosexually active men, in conjunction with an integrated research and development programme.
EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia or transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality.
Education For Choice is the only UK-based educational charity dedicated to enabling young people to make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion.
FPA (Family Planning Association) is the UK’s leading sexual health charity working to improve the sexual health of all people throughout the UK.
Founded in 1992, GMFA is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to gay men’s health. Our mission is to improve gay men’s health by increasing the control they have over their own lives.
We believe that the best health promotion for gay men comes from gay men themselves. For this reason, we use the knowledge and ideas of volunteers, most of them gay men, to design and plan our sexual health interventions. In addition, we create targeted sexual health interventions for black gay men and HIV positive gay men.
What everyone should know about HIV – from the National AIDs Trust
In Touch is an exciting initiative that will give disabled people greater and easier access to services and information around sexual health.
Working together for better services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims / survivors of domestic abuse
Marie Stopes International is the UK’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Our nationwide network of sexual health clinics see over 100,000 men and women each year who come to us for information, advice and professional care. We are committed to providing all the help you need to make informed choices about your health. We ensure that there is no wait for appointments and that our centres are safe, friendly, and comfortable places to visit.
Works for and on behalf of its members to promote the advancement of education by the promotion of interest in and the increased knowledge of all matters appertaining to male and female sexual and reproductive health, to facilitate the study and exchange of information and ideas on contraception and sexual health by seminars, workshops, discussions, meetings and exhibitions, to promote and maintain high standards of education and training in patient care and encourage audit and research and to promote a holistic approach to sexual health education.
A web site developed by the National AIDS Manual and the British HIV Association in order to make the treatment information resources of NAM and the Crusaid/STAR Information Exchange in London available to internet users in the UK. It includes a huge database of AIDS and HIV treatment and drug information, together with comprehensive listings of UK and European AIDS and HIV services.
NAT is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources. We campaign for change.
At the National Youth Agency, we are passionate about young people and believe that they should have a voice in everything that affects them, and that the performance of services will be improved by taking proper account of that voice. We believe that young people have the energy and potential to improve their own lives and those of the community, now and as they grow up.
We are an independent charity and the partner of choice for government, local authorities, businesses and the third sector, delivering with them, and advising and supporting them in the development of programmes and policies for young people.
NCB is the leading national charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them. Our vision is a society in which children and young people are valued, their rights respected and responsibilities enhanced; our mission, to advance the well-being of children and young people across every aspect of their lives.
Out For Our Children works to create a positive environment for children of same-sex parents in nurseries, play-groups and schools by producing and promoting representations of diverse families, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-parented children. We work with parents, childcare workers, teachers and others who support our aims to produce books and resources that reflect all children’s lives and family experiences.
Magazine aimed at HIV-positive people.
We hope this highly accessible teaching and learning tool will challenge you, engage you, and empower you. By working through the different sections of the website, on your own, with friends or under the direction of your teacher, you will deepen your understanding of the facts about HIV whilst increasing your awareness of its social impact.
There are over 60,000 people living with HIV in the UK. HIV does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or sexuality. But society does. Positively UK believes in human rights, equality and justice and actively seeks to serve the community it represents.
Our peer-led services support people living in the UK every year, challenge prejudice and promote fair access to health and care for everyone.
Sahir House is the HIV support, information and training centre for Merseyside. We offer a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV on Merseyside, HIV awareness training, up to date HIV information and many opportunities for volunteering.
The Scottish Transgender Alliance aims to improve the lives and experiences of all transgender people living in Scotland.
The national authority on sex and relationships education (SRE), the Forum believes that good quality SRE is an entitlement for all children and young people and is working with its 48 members – religious, children’s, parent, governors, health and education organisations – towards this end.
Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you’ll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, right here.
Sex. Worth talking about.
The Sexual Health Balanced Scorecard provides a snapshot of sexual health at local level. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally across a range of indicators relating to teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and other relevant issues. The aim is to provide a key source of sexual health information for public health, commissioning and performance management colleagues at a local, regional and national level.
A new Jiscmail e-mailing list for those working in sexual health research or interested in findings. Useful for academics and students.
Sigma Research is a social research group specialising in the behavioural and policy aspects of HIV and sexual health. It also undertakes research and development work on aspects of lesbian, gay and bisexual health and well-being.
The Society of Sexual Health Advisers (SSHA) is a UK national organisation with approximately 300 members out of an estimated 350 sexual health advisers in the country. It provides an opportunity for members to meet and work towards further professional development.
Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act.
Section 28 was an offensive piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising gay people it also galvanised the gay community.
The aim from the outset was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay men and bisexuals from ever occurring again. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and now has offices in England, Scotland and Wales.
We offer a range of services throughout England, Scotland and Wales – many of them tailored to suit the varied needs of our diverse communities.
The word “rape” is often associated with a violent assault by a stranger, but the fact is that in most cases the attacker is someone who the victim knows and may even trust such as a friend, partner or someone from school/college/work.
TBA works with the trans community, helping people accept their bodies and live more fulfilling lives. We run events to explore and discuss three main topics:
Based in Central Manchester, TREC provides a wide range of programming and empowerment activities for the Trans community in a safe and accessible space. Our activities centre on themes of Body and Health, Policy and Law, Creativity and Well-Being, Culture and Community, Safety, and Networking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) HIV/AIDS Department provides evidence-based, technical support to WHO Member States to help them scale up treatment, care and prevention services as well as drugs and diagnostics supply to ensure a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV/AIDS. WHO is a Cosponsor of UNAIDS.