East & South Notts and Nottingham

New website providing help for young people

New website providing help for young people

Young people have helped in the design and content of a new website which promotes safer sexual relationships and health.

The C-Card scheme is a free and confidential advice and condom service that is aimed at young people aged up to 25 across Nottinghamshire.

The C-Card scheme allows young people to get access to free condoms and ask any questions they have about sex, relationships and sexually transmitted infections.

The advice is free and confidential and is aimed at helping young people make the right choice about their sexual health.

The C-Card scheme is available from a range of places including health centres, GP practices, youth centres, colleges and schools and pharmacies.

There is also an interactive map on the website which shows C-Card registration and collection points across the county.

The website is being promoted as part of a wider campaign which will see posters at bus stops and bus shelters, supermarkets and information cards. The campaign is funded by Public Health and is being managed by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Youth Service.

Councillor Stuart Wallace, Chairman of the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This campaign will further raise the profile of the C-Card scheme to young people, offer them vital support and signpost them to relevant public health services.”

Councillor Tracey Taylor, Vice-Chair of the Children and Young People’s Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are very pleased that young people, through the Young People’s Board, have been involved in this initiative to ensure the right information and advice that young people want is included on the new website.”

The website is: www.ccardnottinghamshire.co.uk