Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on sexual health

Published on: 30th March 2017 | Updated on: 1st June 2022

This page contains links to resources and information which pharmacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on sexual health.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Resources to assist with finding local data

  • Public Health England – Health Profiles: This tool provides a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England as portrayed by a range of indicators. They are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average
  • Public Health England (PHE) – Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles: This tool contains interactive maps, charts and tables to provide a snapshot and trends across a range of topics including teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and sexual offences. Wider influences on sexual health such as alcohol use, and other topics particularly relating to teenage conceptions such as education and deprivation level, are also included

Community Pharmacy England resources
National awareness campaigns
Campaign Dates
World Hepatitis Day  28th July 2021
Sexual Health Week 9-15th September 2019
National HIV Testing Week 1-7th February 2021
World AIDS Day 1st December 2021
Cervical Screening Awareness Week 14-20th June 2021

National charities & resources

Charity/Organisation Resources available
Resources (posters, CDs, booklets, books)
Family Planning Association

Leaflet and booklets (covers contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy)

Sexual Health Week resources (posters, media assets, digital screens)

NHS Choices – Sexual Health Professional
Campaign resources (toolkit, logos, digital display adverts, leaflets)
Partnership materials (artwork, posters, leaflets)
 Public Health England 
Sexual health resources (contains resources to different resources by the Department of Health)
Royal Society for Public Health
Sexual health impact pathway

Key facts & statistics

  • Community Pharmacy England – Essential facts, stats and quotes relating to sexual health topics

Training resources

Campaign/event tips

  • Use this campaign/event as an opportunity to highlight the available sexual health services available in the pharmacy such as condom distribution, chlamydia tests and treatments, or provision of emergency hormonal contraception via Patient Group Direction
  • Consider using your web or social media presence (if you have once) to highlight your campaign – this could be particularly helpful in engaging with young people
  • Create your own referrals list of local STI testing sites/GUM clinics and display this as part your campaign materials

Further resources

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