Young people’s sexual health in spotlight

Seminar looked at the sexual health of young people.
Seminar looked at the sexual health of young people.

AN event to discuss the on-going work with the further education sector in Mid-Ulster on how best to support the sexual health of young people has been held.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) hosted the seminar in conjunction with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) and Southern Regional College (SRC).

The seminar looked at the various partnership models currently used to target young people in relation to their sexual health and the provision of services currently available.

Dr Bernadette Cullen, Consultant with the Public Health Agency, said the seminar looked at the current models of service available to young people and explored how best to build and develop these.

“It is important that young people get information on how to protect their sexual health and therefore can make informed choices,” she said.

Brian Doran, Chief Executive of Southern Regional College, said the health clinics are a lifeline for many of the students at Southern Regional College.

“The partnership between education and health services is an integral part of SRC’s pastoral care and student support,” he added.