SEXUAL HEALTH AND GUIDANCE WEEK (SHAG WEEK)

Posted 12 November 2020
A list of sexual health services, which are operating in some way, even during this time.

This week has been Sexual Health and Guidance Week, or SHAG Week for short. A week where we normally host events, such as STI testing.

Below is a list of sexual health services, which are operating in some way, even during this time.

 

Sexual Health Services

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. They offer services to various communities across Yorkshire.

Conifer is redirecting people to their phone number rather than walk-in services, during this time, but they can still provide information and advice.

Brooke is also a charity, which provides information on sexual health on the website, even though they might not be able to operate the same way in person.

 

Sexual Assault/Rape Support services

Sexual assault is an incredibly frightening experience – and can have profound effects, both physically and emotionally.

The most important thing to remember is that it wasn't your fault, no matter who commits it or where it happens.

Hull University Students' Union is committed to helping to provide support to victims through signposting to appropriate services and guiding anyone that asks for support.

 

CASA (Care After Sexual Assault) offers a comprehensive service for adults living in Humberside, who have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse

 

Survivors UK  is a support charity for male victims of rape and sexual abuse – Survivors UK are based primarily in London but do offer online guidance and signposting for people in the rest of the UK. Their services include counselling, legal support as well as group support.

 

Safeline is another support charity for both men and women who can provide a variety of services – including online counselling and support/guidance via telephone if desired. Their services can include creative therapies and group support.

  • Helpline for men: 0808 800 5005
  • Helpline for women: 0808 802 9999
  • Email: [email protected]

 

Victim Support is a charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime by providing free and confidential support to help you move beyond the impact of crime.

Specialist teams deliver tailored support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events. Support can be requested here .

  • Helpline: 0808 168 9111

 

Galop is a LGBT+ anti-violence charity specialising in sexual violence as well as hate crime and domestic abuse. Based primarily in London, Galop do offer support and guidance to members of LGBT+ community throughout the UK.

They specialise in support in reporting crimes to the police or answering questions about the criminal justice system. Reports can be made online here .

  • London helpline: 020 7704 2040
  • National helpline: 0800 999 5428

 

The Revenge Porn Helpline service offers practical assistance in reporting and removing content online. Whilst they cannot guarantee removal of all images, their partnerships with internet industry partners allows them to minimise the reach, and some of the harm, caused by revenge pornography. They provide coaching and advice on how and when to gather evidence and approach the authorities but cannot undertake criminal investigations or report to the police on the victim's behalf.

  • Helpline: 0345 600 0459 (10am – 4pm)

 

 

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