29 Rectory Road
Our Oxford centre offers a range of services including sexual health advice, outreach, free condoms and training.
Our clinical services are available by appointment and outreach. They're delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Sexual Health (provided by Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Trust).
Appointment times vary. Please call 01865 231231 or visit Oxfordshire Sexual Health for information.
Sexual health information and advice
We offer group and one-to-one work on:
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- safer sex
We also deliver outreach work with communities all over Oxfordshire. We're particularly committed to working with groups who are disproportionately affected by HIV and other STIs, and those who may face extra barriers to accessing sexual health services. These include (but are not limited to) sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, LGBTQ+ youth, young people, migrant communities and racially minoritised communities.
Our outreach work includes awareness raising and education, one-to-one support and offering testing in community settings.
Working with young people (under 25)
We provide outreach work to youth organisations, which includes sexual health and relationships education, and information on local clinics. This can involve us coming to an event (such as freshers' fairs) with a stall and leaflets, coming in to talk to a small group about a sexual health (consent, STIs, condoms, HIV, healthy relationships, sex and pleasure and porn) or giving information about the Oxfordshire C-Card. We can also drop into youth groups and schools/colleges to run similar outreach.
We offer monthly training for professionals. These are 90 minute sessions that cover a variety of RSE topics mentioned in the Government RSE guidance, including anatomy, learning styles, relationships, sexual orientation, STIs and services in Oxfordshire, HIV, consent, sex and the law, e-safety, and intimate photo sharing and pornography. We also run training for the C-Card.
Want to find out about upcoming training? Join our mailing list by emailing [email protected].
We provide workshops and talks for students in year 9 onwards where there is a recognised lack of sexual health provision. These RSE topics include:
- healthy relationships
- STIs and contraception
- bodies and pleasure
- HIV awareness
- intimate photo sharing
- sexual health services.
We can also offer a peer education programme to small groups of students aged 16 to 18, giving them the opportunity to take an active part in RSE provision and to make changes in their community. Our sessions are run either co-facilitated with a member of your staff or facilitated entirely by our staff.
Our work within schools is based upon the RSE 2020 Government guidelines and we take feedback from students after each session. This is to understand their RSE needs, to build on their knowledge and support them in taking ownership of their education. From this we develop bespoke group work within our service remit.
If you have any further questions about the schools work we deliver, please email us at [email protected].
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
We work with local SEND schools and young people's organisations to provide sexual health and relationships lessons, workshops and resources. We have also developed a network of people who work with SEND Young People where we can share resources and have monthly meetings to change resources when they do not work. This is a user-focused and collaborative project.
We can attend freshers' fairs, provide STI testing, refer into sexual health clinics, and provide workshops on a variety of sexual health and relationship topics for your society, student union, JCR or MCR. Please note STI Testing will need to be arranged at least two months in advance.
If there is a sexual health or relationships topic that you would like a workshop/talk on, email [email protected] to see if we can either provide a session, refer to a different service or provide resources.
One-to-one education programme
Our one-to-one programme is intended to support young people aged 13-24 with vulnerabilities, or who may be at risk from harm or sexual ill-health in Oxfordshire.
All referrals must be submitted through our Oxfordshire young person referral form, where you will also find the full referral criteria.
Working with sex workers
We offer sexual health information and pathways into sexual health services in Oxfordshire for sex workers. A lot of our outreach is currently online.
Our outreach includes referring into ClinicU @ Rectory Road, which is open on Tuesdays. You can book appointments by messaging us on Adultwork, on Instagram or by contacting us via [email protected].
We also provide confidential information and a listening space for sex workers in Oxfordshire.
We also distribute sex worker packs to organisations who work with sex workers and directly to sex workers.
For more information please contact [email protected].
C-Card: free condoms for 13 to 24 year olds
We provide free condoms via the Oxfordshire C-Card scheme for 13 to 24 year olds.
If you're already signed up to the Oxfordshire Safety C-Card scheme, you can receive a packet of twelve regular, trim or king size condoms by second class post by contacting [email protected] with your C-Card number, date of birth, postal address and choice of condoms. We also provide latex-free condoms and lube. You can also order via the Oxfordshire C-Card website.
If you are over 25 and looking for free condoms, you can message us on Instagram or email [email protected]