Contraception and Sexual Health Services
NUA Students' Union regularly connects with the following organisations to help promote sexual health awareness to our students. The organisations below provide free sexual health services to students in Norwich and surrounding areas and offer confidential, non-judgemental support on a variety of sexual health topics.
i-Cash (integrated Contraception and Sexual Health) Service
Telephone: 0300 300 3030
This local iCaSH service specialises in all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing and treatment. iCaSH is available from easily accessible single locations across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk. Their vision is to provide a high quality, patient-centred service, with the right staff, delivering the right service, at the right time, in the right place. They also work with Terrence Higgins Trust (see below) who provide community outreach services including free condoms, Chlamydia screening and sexual health advice and signposting. Their staff are trained to provide expert professional advice and care to meet individual needs with tact and sensitivity, respecting the diversity of their clients.
Contact iCash for free advice about:
C-Card Scheme and Contraception
HIV care and treatment
Sexually transmitted infections and treatments
Postal express home test kits for STIs
Sex and relationships
Terrence Higgins Trust are the the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They aim to:
contribute to the end of HIV transmissions and improve sexual health
support people living with and affected by HIV and poor sexual health
ensure that the voices of people affected by HIV are heard
They do this by supporting people living with HIV and ensuring their voices are heard, providing testing services for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and helping the people using their services to achieve good sexual health. As well as provide services, they campaign on issues from relationships and sex education in schools to the proper funding of HIV services. They also run community projects such as Positive Voices, which supports people living with HIV to tell their own stories, and Work Positive, which helps people living with HIV into employment.
Contact Terrence Higgins Trust for free advice about:
Sexual health information and advice
Support for people living with HIV
The Harbour Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Telephone: 01603 276 381 (24/7 Support Line)
The Harbour Centre provides free support to all those who have been affected by sexual abuse both recently and in the past. They are there to listen and to help you make informed decisions about what you want to do next. Be reassured that they will treat you as an individual and will respect whatever choices you make. Their purpose is it to make things easier for you. You can use their services without reporting the matter to the police or they can support you to do whenever you feel it is right for you. The service is confidential and no information will be shared without your consent unless they have safeguarding concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
Young & Free
Young & Free is a charity linked to Terrence Higgins Trust (above) which provides sexual health information and advice to young people and also provides access to free contraception and STI tests through their website.