Oxford Integrated Sexual Health Service
Our Oxford centre offers a range of services including sexual health advice, free condoms and training.
Our staff are mainly working from home at present and we're unable to accept walk-ins at our office. Please email us with any queries and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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 sexually transmitted infections, 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 and BAME people.
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 young people's organisations, providing point of care testing, 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 topic (consent, STIs, condoms, HIV, healthy relationship building, porn, gender and sexuality) or giving information about the Oxfordshire C-Card.
We offer training for professionals three times a year. This consists of six three-hour sessions for professionals who work with young people (teachers, youth workers, support staff etc). They cover Government RSE guidance, anatomy, learning styles, relationships, families, sexual orientation, gender, STIs and services in Oxfordshire, HIV, consent, sex and the law, e-safety, and intimate photo sharing and pornography.
After successful completion of the training you join our RSE network where we share resources, updates on the service and invite you to monthly top-up training (lasting one to two hours).
We can provide workshops for students where there's a recognised lack of sexual health provision. We provide form-time Q&As, workshops and lessons on any of the RSE topics listed above, either co-facilitated with a member of your staff or facilitated entirely by our staff.
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 point of care 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.
If there is a sexual health or relationships topic that you would like a workshop / lesson on, email [email protected] to see if we can either provide a session, refer to a different service or provide resources.
Working with commercial 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.
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.
For more information please contact [email protected].
We provide free condoms via the Oxfordshire C-Card scheme.
If you're already signed up to the Oxfordshire Safety C-Card scheme you can receive a packet of six regular, trim or extra large condoms by second class post by contacting [email protected] with your C-Card number, date of birth, postal address and choice of condoms.