Playing it safe in Lambeth for Sexual Health Week

Regular font reads Sexual Health Week Bold writing against a blue background with red patterns, reads 'Playing it Safe' Text beneath says 11-17 September 2023

For Sexual Health Week 2023, starting on Monday 11 September, Brook advisors will be on Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Bus to answer any questions you may have around sexual health.

Brook is a specialist charity which supports people with their sexual health and wellbeing.

This year’s theme for Sexual Health Week is ‘playing it safe’. Because being safe means feeling empowered to access contraception, testing and treatment. It means understanding consent, healthy relationships, and pleasure.

It also means providing relationships and sex education that gives young people the tools to navigate the world safely, both online and offline; and delivering safe, accessible sexual health services wherever people need them.

Sexual Health Week is a chance to talk openly about the importance of safer sex and relationships in our communities. We know that some groups are at higher risk of sexual ill health than others, including young women, people with learning disabilities, and people identifying as LGBTQ+.

We’re working together to make sure everyone can have healthy and fulfilling sexual relationships and good sexual and reproductive health. If you want to get some advice or support for yourself or a family member, visit the Health and Wellbeing Bus during Sexual Health Week.

Lambeth Together's Health and Wellbeing bus parked in Brockwell Park

Why does this matter to Lambeth Together?

Lambeth faces some of the greatest sexual health challenges in England. Our rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the highest in England, and there are persistent inequalities in sexual and reproductive health, with young people, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), and black and minority ethnic communities suffering the greatest burden.

Lambeth Together works as a partnership across the NHS, the Council, local organisations and residents to develop and deliver local and modern sexual health services that meet needs, respond to challenges and support people to live healthily.

Read more about Lambeth Together’s Sexual Health Programme.

When to visit the Health and Wellbeing Bus

Everyone is welcome to pop down to the bus and chat to the team.

  • Wednesday 13 September, 10am to 5pm at Tulse Hill Estate, SW2 2EP (between Rudhall House and Laughton House)
  • Friday 15 September, 9am to 4pm at 35 Stockwell Green, SW9 9HZ

Useful resources

If you can’t make it, here are some websites and resources always available for more information and guidance.

Find Sexual Health

Find Sexual Health is where you can access free local and online services to manage your sexual health and contraception needs

Sexual Health London

Sexual Health London is where you can get free NHS sexual health services online, including home STI testing as well as regular and emergency contraception.

Come Correct

Come Correct provides access to free condoms in a variety of locations in Lambeth and across London for under 25s.

Love Sex Life

Love Sex Life is where you can find information on sexual and reproductive health and other related issues for Black and multi ethnic communities.

Do It London

Do It London provides information on the four sure ways to prevent HIV (testing, condoms, PrEP, and Undetectable = Untransmittable)

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