Students promote sexual health

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STUDENTS have been helping the NHS promote sexual health awareness this week.

A group of health and social care students from Portsmouth College have been acting as ambassadors during Health Week, which ends tomorrow.

The have been creating eye catching displays around the college and approaching fellow students with free handouts and information about the sexual health services available in the city, and encouraging youngsters to get screened for sexually transmitted diseases.

The students have been given training by Solent Healthcare’s Sex Sense service and Portsmouth City Council’s Health Improvement and Development Service.

Sam Hibberd, health development officer from Solent Healthcare, said: ‘This is the second project of its kind at Portsmouth College.

‘We know this health week is going to be bigger and better than the last and the students have many great activities planned to get their message across.’

n For more information about sexual health services visit haveyougotit.nhs.uk or protectyourself.nhs.uk.