Sexual Health Outreach Team
What is the Sexual Health Outreach Team (SHOT)?
The Sexual Health Outreach Team (SHOT) is a project funded through the Families First programme and carried out by YMCA Cardiff. We provide young people in Cardiff with a tailored, specialist and confidential Sexual Health Service.
We also support organisations and schools across Cardiff with sexual health training and information and advice on how they can support young people with their sexual health needs.
What areas do SHOT cover?
The team are competent in delivering sessions on topics such as:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Identifying positive relationships
- Peer pressure
- Delaying sex
- Sexual risk taking
- Inappropriate sexual language/behaviour
- Online safety and pornography
- General sexual health knowledge
We also support young people to access testing and contraception at sexual health clinics within Cardiff.
SHOT Work with Individuals
We work with anyone living within Cardiff aged 13-25 years of age around a multitude of topics (see previous page). Our one-to-one work is delivered in a place of the young persons choice (at home, at school, at a youth club, at a café etc.)
We also support young people to access the Department of Sexual Health and their sexual health clinics.
Our work with young people is not limited to a set number of sessions and we tailor it to their needs.
SHOT Group Work
Similarly to the individual work, we offer group sessions to organisations and schools working with young people on the topics shown on the previous page.
These sessions can be a one off or we can deliver a number of sessions to a group.
Our project is funded by Families First and we are very fortunate to have the support of Public Health Wales, Social Care, the Department of Sexual Health and many other voluntary and statutory services across Cardiff.
How can I refer to SHOT?
We accept referrals from all professionals, young people and parents or carers.
To make a referral please contact the Sexual Health Outreach Team by emailing SHOT@ymcacardiff.wales or by calling (029) 2046 5250.
We have created a short film with the help of some young people, the Department of Sexual Health and ProMo-Cymru. Funded by Cardiff Partnership Team.
The film helps to dispel any misconception that some people have about attending Sexual Health Clinic.
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