Ask Brook offers a confidential interactive text and webchat service offering information, support and signposting service for anyone under 25 in the UK through;
A text chat service: 07537 402 024 (standard SMS rates apply)
A webchat service 9am-3pm and
Ask Brook 24/7 tool through the Brook website: www.brook.org.uk.
We are an integrated sexual health service universally supporting young people’s sexual health choices
Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. We are the only charity working across the UK and Channel Islands that specialises in working with young people to promote their sexual health in the wider context of health and wellbeing
51 years’ experience of sexual health work with young people
Specialist Level 1 and 2 clinical contraceptive services for young people
Delivery of Level 1 services for young people in education and community settings
Targeted work with vulnerable groups of young people with expertise in working with young people with learning disabilities and their families, looked after young people and young people presenting with risky sexual behaviours
Developing and implementing safeguarding and CSE strategies
Health promotion and Sex and relationships education delivery (universal and targeted)
Developing and implementing reducing teenage pregnancy strategies
Delivery of condom card schemes
Specialist sexual heath training for young people and professionals
Staff qualified and experienced in supporting adolescent sexual health matters
ENVISAGED ROLE WITHIN THE NEW BRISTOL, NORTH SOMERSET & SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE (INCLUDING GEOGRAPHICAL COVER)
Central base in Bristol but able to work in all unitary authorities
Community sexual health outreach bases in 21 schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and happy to extend our reach to North Somerset
We would see ourselves as potential lead providers of young people’s sexual health service or as sub-contractor to a lead provider on an all ages tender. We would be happy to partner with a number of other organisations in order to meet the demand in the geographical locations required and provide a recognisable, consistent service across the three areas.
Offering full range of contraceptive services including LARC, (Implant and IUT) Emergency contraception (including hormonal and IUD)
Examination of male and female clients including syndromic treatment of STI’s/infections
Offering full STI testing including BBV and HIV/Syphilis(serology/ point of care testing)
Pregnancy testing/options counselling and onward referral
Health Promotion - sexual health
One to one work
Small group work
Brief interventions (health and wellbeing)
Sex and relationships education work (Class room based and community)
Training on sexual health/Safeguarding issues for professionals working with young people
Professional training (Clinical – FRSH LOC/Educational)
Specialist sexual health work with Learning disabled young people and their parents and carers
Delivery of condom distribution scheme
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Strong reputation locally
Trusted brand focused on young people, led by young people and that young people know and recognize
Brook is a national organisation with an infrastructure that brings added quality to local services
We have a track record in reaching large audiences of young people. For example via Health promotion events, school assemblies and via social media
In 2014/15 Brook (Bristol/South Gloucestershire/North Somerset)reached over 15 thousand young people in our clinical and educational services.
Brook is working toward the provision of a 24/7 service via ASK Brook
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Under special circumstances we are able to visit young people at home. The Brook Outreach team visit schools and colleges in Bristol and South Gloucestershire to provide free and confidential advice and sexual health services to young people in these locations.
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We accept assistance dogs into the clinic and will accommodate them to the best of our ability.