Sexual health promotion for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups (BAME)

The CLASH Team provides sexual health information for BAME communities, relevant to their lifestyle and sexual practices.

The BAME Team provides free and confidential sexual health information and testing for BAME communities, relevant to their lifestyle and sexual practices.

Services include:

  • Promoting the use of condoms and personal sexual health strategies
  • Offering advice and information about HIV, sexual health, contraception, access to services and treatments
  • Providing safer sexual practices support
  • Helping clients to assess their sexual health needs, offer testing and/or referring them to appropriate clinics and other services.

Training sessions

The team also provides training sessions to BAME communities and groups of staff or other professionals who work with BAME clients, in various settings.

These cover:

  • Basic and advanced HIV and STI awareness
  • Cultural influences on sexual health
  • Potential barriers to working with African/BAME communities
  • Supporting these communities in accessing sexual health services

The training sessions can be tailored to meet specific requirements.

HIV and STI testing

Services include testing for HIV and STIs at our clinics in conjunction with doctors, nurses and health advisers. These can also be tailored to specific requirements. Where possible, we can also provide HIV and STI testing in community settings.

We also offer health checks including blood pressure and BMI, sexual health advice and free condoms.

Facilitated clinic visits

For those who wish to gain a better understanding of how our centres operate and the services we offer, the team can facilitate visits to our sexual and reproductive health clinics for members of the BAME communities and organisations working with them.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The team works with BAME communities and with organisations that engage with these groups.

The majority of our work is via outreach sessions to for people living and/or working in Camden and Islington.

How can someone be referred?

You do not need a referral from a general practitioner (GP) or other healthcare professional to access this service.

Any BAME person or organisation working with BAME communities can contact the team as follows:

 

Chantel Sealey – Health Promotion Specialist
Email:chantelsealey@nhs.net
Mobile: 07702106365

Chrissy Browne Health Promotion Specialist
Email: chrissybrowne@nhs.net
Mobile: 07702106363

Chris Higgins Health Promotion Specialist
Email: chris.higgins1@nhs.net
Mobile: 07702106352

Service times

Service times are flexible. With sufficient advance notice, the team can usually schedule facilitated sexual and reproductive health sessions for groups in the community or at our clinics. Sessions can also be offered at weekends and in the evenings.

Can I use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.

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