Sex & Relationships

Looking after your sexual health and healthy relationships is important. Find out more about the services who can support you.

Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health as well as your emotional and social wellbeing. It's important to take care of your sexual health and is something we should all talk about! Do you need any support? Are you dealing with difficulties and struggling to understand your relationships? Help is available for you!

Brook Under 21s

Brook offer free, confidential sexual health services and advice for young people aged under 21’s.

See below for the services they offer:

  • counselling
  • contraception or emergency (after sex) contraception
  • condoms (non-latex too) and lubricant
  • contraceptive pills
  • chlamydia testing
  • contraceptive injection
  • contraceptive patch
  • implants and cols
  • STI testing
  • pregnancy referral and termination referrals

Brook also have an Education and Training team which run fun, interactive and informative workshops on a range of relationships and sexual health topics. These workshops can be for young people or for professionals and are tailored to be age/need appropriate.

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The Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic

The Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic is a specialist outpatient clinic offering a free and confidential service for anyone with a sexual health concern.

The GUM clinic offers three open-access evening clinics based in Corridor B of the outpatient department at Jersey General Hospital. These are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday (male): 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday (female): 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday (mixed): 5pm to 6.30pm

As the evening clinics are a walk-in service, waiting times will vary.

Daytime appointments for individuals are available from Monday to Friday by contacting the Specialist Sexual Health Nurses directly on 01534 442856 or by email.

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Le Bas Centre

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Le Bas centre offers Free contraception and advice for any young people aged under 23.  Appointments are required.

There are two clinics held at Le Bas centre:

  • a Well Woman clinic
  • a Community Contraception clinic

Our clinics are confidential and open to women of all ages. They are staffed by female doctors, nurses and receptionists.​

The Well Woman Clinic

The Well Woman clinic is run mainly for cervical screening (smear) tests. The costs of a smear test at Le Bas Centre is £16.00.

To find out the opening times, more information on the smear test or to find out how to book an appointment click here.

Community Contraception Clinic

The Community Contraception clinic provides:

  • contraception and advice
  • help with referrals for pregnancy ter​mination
  • tests for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
  • condoms free of charge from the Condom Distribution Scheme

For more information including the price list and opening times click here.

Contact number: 01534 443 781

Email: lebasclinic@health.gov.je

YES project

Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity.  Many times STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disease on to others

The most common STIs are:

  • chlamydia
  • gonorrhoea
  • genital warts
  • syphilis
  • herpes
  • HIV (the virus that causes AIDS)

Chlamydia and genital warts are the 2 most common STIs in Jersey.

Where Can I Get Tested?

Here at YES we offer free, confidential chlamydia testing for anyone under the age of 25 who is sexually active.

The test is super easy to do and doesn’t take very long. If you would like a free chlamydia test at YES you can do so by the following:

  • Pop into the YES drop-in during the opening times and ask a Youth Worker.
  • Text YES on 07797 778 424 to arrange a time to take the test, so we can expect you.
  • Call YES on 01534 280530 to arrange a time to take the test, so we can expect you.

 

 

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Jersey Condom Distribution Scheme (JCDS)

The Jersey Condom Distribution Scheme is a health project that’s been set up to make it easier for people to access free condoms in Jersey.

Where Can I Get Condoms From?

At YES we offer free condom distribution to anyone aged 25 or under just pop in during our opening times and ask a Youth Worker.

See below for other services that offer free contraception:

  • The Community Contraceptive Clinic (CCS) at Le Bas Centre
  • Brook Jersey (under 21s only)
  • Genito-urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic at the General Hospital
  • The Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Shelter Trust
  • The Health Visiting Service (part of Family Nursing and Home Care)

What To Look For On A Condom Packet

  • The expiry date – An out of date condom is not safe as it could break during intercourse.
  • The CE mark – this shows the condom is safe to use by European standards and has been rigorously tested.
  • Damage to the condom packet – if the packaging has been damaged in any way do not use it as the condom itself may be damaged and could break easily.

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SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Dewberry House provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children living in Jersey who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past.

Sexual Assault is very serious and can be traumatic. They will listen and support you.

The Centre comprises a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising, supporting and treating anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

Dewberry House offers a confidential 24 Hour Helpline – 01534 888222 if you are in crisis or need someone to talk to.

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JAAR (Jersey Action Against Rape)

The Centre comprises a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising, supporting and treating anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

JAAR is an independent and confidential service helping people to recover from the trauma of sexual violence,

They are there to prevent and heal the trauma of rape and sexual assault.

They will aim to heal by providing and maintaining a supporting framework for survivors and their families that includes a dedicated helpline, website, on site counselling and access to highly qualified and specially trained counsellors and psychotherapists.

JAAR Confidential Helpline – 01534 482800

For out of hours emergencies call:

(SARC) Sexual Assault Referral Centre tel: 01534 888222

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What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour or abuse between those who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members/carer’s regardless of gender or sexuality.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive control
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse

Domestic abuse also includes different forms of family violence such as, adolescent to parent abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and ‘honour crimes’ that are perpetrated primarily by family members, often with multiple perpetrators.

 

For more information around domestic abuse contact Jersey Domestic Abuse (JDAS)

Tel: 01534 880505

Email: jdas@gov.je

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Jersey Domestic Abuse Support (JDAS)

JDAS is an independent service developed to protect and support victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Within this service they have trained Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) and Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA).

How can an IDVA help?
An IDVA works with clients from the point of crisis;

  • Free and confidential service.
  • Specialist advisors, qualified to provide help and support.
  • A primary point of contact, providing continuity, advocacy and advice.
  • Access to a range of services in Jersey to protect victims of abuse.
  • Individualised safety and support plans tailored to client’s and their children’s needs.

How can an ISVA help?
An ISVA offers individual tailored support to suit the client’s needs including:

  • Providing accurate and impartial information to victims/survivors of sexual violence and to the families of children and young people around the criminal justice process.
  • Provide support before, during and after criminal and civil court proceedings.
  • Acting as a single point of contact, providing ongoing continuity, advocacy and advice.
  • Providing impartial information about all available options, such as therapeutic support and information on other services that victims/survivors may require, for example in relation to health an social care, housing, or benefits.
  • Ensuring the safety of victims/survivors and their dependents.

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Youth Enquiry Service, The Link, Eagle House, La Colomberie, St Helier JE2 4QB

Call Us

01534 280530

Text Us

07797 778424

Email Us

yes@jys.je