For Professionals

Who we are

The Camden and Islington Young People's Sexual Health network offers sexual health services to young people under the age of 25 across Camden and Islington. Homerton University Hospital, Brook and the Brandon Centre all work together to provide young people with high quality care.

We each run integrated sexual health, contraceptive and counselling services, offering prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and support, contraception (including emergency and long-acting reversible contraception) and counselling services.

In addition to the core clinical offer, each organisation has been commissioned to provide a specialism:

The Brandon Centre, in partnership with Brook, lead on the C-Card Scheme, providing free condoms and Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing for young people. They are also responsible for Workforce Training and Development, supporting professionals across Camden and Islington to address sex and relationship issues with young people.

Brook lead on targeted outreach, providing early interventions with vulnerable young people and those considered most at risk of poor sexual health, unplanned pregnancy or sexual exploitation. Brook also coordinate the provision of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) on behalf of the network, overseeing and delivering with partners SRE on related subjects in secondary schools.

Homerton University Hospital provide daily clinical outreach through satellite clinics in youth centres and “clinic in a box”, a mobile clinic that can be taken to any venue where young people are.

All three providers are coordinated through the network coordination team.

Our Aims
• To offer confidential, open access sexual health, contraceptive and counselling services for young people 13-24 years old in Camden and Islington.
• To give young people information and skills to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being.
• To reduce unwanted pregnancies for women under the age of 25 and in particular for teenagers.
• To reduce the burden of sexual ill health in young people through early diagnosis and rapid access to treatment.
• To identify young people’s wider needs when they engage with health providers around their sexual health.

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