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Signposting and Resources for Patients

Welcome to our Patient Information page where you will find a collection of resources that you can use to provide your patients with more information on Unity Sexual Health, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and sexual well-being. You will also find details of specialist or targeted organisations which complement mainstream services .

Signposting to resources for young people

  • Gendered intelligence

    Gendered intelligence runs projects where young trans people can meet one another and talk about what it’s been like for them.

    At the sessions, young trans people can explore their gender identity, ask questions and address their needs. The group also provides an opportunity for young trans people to tell their stories and to gain support from one another. They run various activities in a safe space, there is an annual camping trip, and opportunities to make friends!

    They currently meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-8pm and the last Saturday of the month, 2-5pm in London. Sometimes the location varies depending on the event.  We encourage young people from across the UK to come along and have travel bursaries available for those that need them to pay for your travel.

    Gendered Intelligence also have a mentor scheme and work one to one with a young trans person who is in education as well as offer training to teachers and support parents and family members.

  • Off the record

    Off the Record work with young people to promote and improve mental health and wellbeing

  • Rife

    Rife Magazine is made by the young people of Bristol for the young people of Bristol. It has a friendly guide to STIs and testing.

     

  • What would you do?

    The following films were created as part of the ‘What Would You Do?’ 2017 programme, a successful and creative intervention project based in schools to help reduce crime across Bristol communities.

    Commisioned by West Country Crimestoppers and created by Unique Voice CIC

    Relationships:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220593918/94b8dcdd32

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/QfaKHOtB3C4

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    Mob mentality:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220594521/d55d34e806

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/RpjOMdtkV24

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    Hate Crime:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220595286/0284356ef3

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/MMZOTvOkJS4

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    Online Safety:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220595741/7cf4eedc1f

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/_Uan4lM9q-0

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    Reporting to Crimestoppers:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220596095/f4f6c82cbf

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/n2_ojHpFrbM

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    What Would You Do? Song – Music Video:

    Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/220506064

    You Tube Link: https://youtu.be/qNS9JM5DBNc

Signposting to services which offer support to victims of abuse: exploitation, domestic violence, FGM

  • Bernardos Against Sexual Exploitation

    Bristol BASE Hub and Spokes Project  work with with children across the whole of Avon and Somerset. They  provie specialist support for sexually exploited young people across BNSSG

  • Bristol Against Violence and Abuse
  • Bristol Community Rose Clinic

    Bristol Community Rose Clinic is a community-based service that provides specialist care and support for Bristol women who are experiencing problems because of FGM.

     

    It is staffed by female doctors and nurses who understand the sensitive and complex issues surrounding FGM, and the helpline and appointments are confidential. Translation is available on request.

    To book an appointment, call 07813 016 911 or email bristolrose.clinic@nhs.net.

    This is a secure email and confidential line where you can leave your contact details.

    Multilingual Rose Clinic Leaflet

  • Forward

    Forward (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) work through partnerships in the UK, Europe and Africa to transform lives, tackling discriminatory practices that affect the dignity and wellbeing of girls and women. Their focus is on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage

  • Next link

    Next link offer domestic abuse support services as well as women’s mental health support services and support for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

  • SARSAS

    SARSAS  are a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.

    They have developed the Survivor pathway which is an online resource for anyone wanting to know more about specialist sexual violence support services in the South West.

  • Womankind

    Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. Their helpline is 0345 4582914 or 0117 9166461.

     

Support for parents and guardians

How to support parents of sexually exploited young people: an evidence review

The Centre of Expertise on Child Abuse has published a review bringing together the evidence relevant to providing effective support to parents of sexually exploited young people.  The review is intended for practitioners working in specialist services, child protection and universal services.

Supporting parents of sexually exploited young people : An evidence review

Supporting parents of sexually exploited young people: Infographic

Patient information leaflets

Contraception leaflets

Advice before you have Intra-uterine contraception (IUC) fitted http://foi.avon.nhs.uk/download.aspx?did=19462

Advice after your IUC fitting http://foi.avon.nhs.uk/download.aspx?did=19461

FPA patient information leaflets on contraception

Self-assessment form before IUC insertion (see link below)

 

Leaflets for support

 

Multilingual Rose Clinic Leaflet

 

 

Patient self-assessment tools

Contraception and Pregnancy risk

Unity Pregnancy risk assessment

FPA contraception tool 

Brook contraception tool 

Self assessment before you have an IUD or IUS fitted (See link below)

 

Sexually transmitted infections

Unity STI risk assessment

Unity HIV risk assessment

Unity PEPSE risk assessment

Resources for people with learning disabilities

Easyhealth.org.uk – has a series of health leaflets on

and health films on

A picture of health  helps clinicians provide Easy Read information to people with learning disabilities.

You can use this website to print these Easy Read examples that are being used by other clinicians to help you and your patients. If you modify any documents please acknowledge the original source.

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