Teams from Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand at university campuses during the next few weeks to highlight the Sexual Health Services and NHS Walk-In Centres that are available across the city.
Every September these services see an increase in the number of students attending Mersey Care’s Sexual Health clinics with concerns about sexually transmitted infections, looking for contraceptive advice, or with concerns about the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy.
Dr Liz Stephens, Clinical Director for Sexual Health services at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We want students to know how to stay safe and enjoy their time at university or college, especially those who have moved away from home for the first time.
“Also, we want all students and young people across the city to know that they are not alone. There is lots of support and advice available through our local NHS services should they ever need it.”
During Fresher’s, students will be encouraged to get to know their local Sexual Health Services including:
Staff from these services will be at local colleges and universities to provide information and tips on how students can protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections, offering chlamydia screening at the events and how to access treatment for minor injuries and ailments.
Staff will be hosting information stands at the following locations leading up to and during Fresher’s Week.
For more information about Mersey Care’s sexual health services, visit: https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/physical-health-services/abacus/
You can also book an appointment by calling 0151 247 6555.
The City Centre NHS Walk-in Centre is conveniently located right in the heart of the city centre, on David Lewis Street, just behind Hanover Street, for anyone who urgently needs treatment or advice, and open from 8am – 8pm every day, including on bank holidays. No appointment is needed.