Sexual health services for sex workers

Sexual health services for sex workers
We offer free, confidential sexual health clinics for female, male and trans sex workers, including health promotion advice and informal counseling. We do not routinely disclose your personal information to other health and social care organisations, including your GP.

Sexual health clinic
Services provided at our sexual health clinics include:
• Free condoms and lube
• Full testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
• Hepatitis vaccinations
• Contraception advice
• Emergency contraception
• Pregnancy testing
• Access to PEP medication (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)
• Information resources and leaflets
• Information about working safely, including the National Ugly Mugs/Dodgy Punter Scheme

The team includes sexual health and contraception nurses, doctors and sexual health advisor. There are also interpreters available.
Sexual Health Service information in other languages

When you book an appointment with the clinic you will speak to a member of staff. Information you disclose on the phone is completely confidential. It is helpful if you mention you are a sex worker, as this information will help staff to decide whether you require an early appointment. Please book an appointment at the GUM/Sexual Health clinic on 028 7034 6028. For any queries (but not bookings) you can contact by email: sexualhealth@northerntrust.hscni.net

You can access further sexual health information on the PHA website.

Further support
The following information provides a range of services which offer support if you require. You can get their contact information from the relevant websites. Services usually can access interpreters so do ask for this if necessary when you contact the individual service.

Nexus NI - counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse or violence or rape.
The Rowan– Sexual Assault Referral Centre 
Gateway– social work service for children and families 0300 1234 333 Out of Hours: 028 94468833
PSNI – Police Service of NI. In an emergency telephone 999. Crimestoppers : to call anonymously about a crime: 0800 555 111
Positive Life – provides services, advice, signposting and support to people living with and affected by HIV: 028 9024 9268
Victim Support NI – support for people affected by crime , confidential service, whether or not crime has been reported regardless of how long ago the event took place. 028 9024 3133 or email info@victimsupportni.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau – provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.
Women’s Aid – Freephone helpline open to all women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence: 0808 802 1414
The Rainbow Project- works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland
Minding your head- information on how to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing
Know your limits - offers information on alcohol and where to get help for alcohol and drug problems
Belfast Sex Worker Service- confidential, friendly non- judgmental drop-in service in Belfast city-centre (Bryson House Bedford Street) on Thursday evenings, 6pm until 10pm. Offers a diverse range of services related to sexual health and substance misuse.

 

 

 

Page last updated:14 December 2016