Sexual health lunchtime sessions in Watford

15 March 2019

YC Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council youth service, Youth Workers in Watford have received excellent feedback from students following sexual health sessions which take place at West Herts College each Wednesday.

Youth Workers deliver a free condom and chlamydia screening session for students and are on hand to give advice, demonstrate how to use a condom correctly and signpost to other services. Sessions often have different themes – such as the popular ‘Nightclub Beer Goggle Challenge’ where students wear ‘drunk goggles’ to complete an exercise that imagines that they have had unprotected sex with someone they meet in the club and then take a sealed outcome out of a hat.

The outcomes often shock those taking part – ranging from contracting chlamydia, gonorrhoea or HIV to getting pregnant.

On average 25 young people take part in every session and feedback from the students has been positive.

One said: “The team is very approachable and easy to talk to. I think what they are doing is so good and I’m sure it’s helping many other students too! It’s also so convenient.”

Find out more about sexual health services at https://www.ychertfordshire.org/advice-and-support/sexual-health/