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Play Safe, Stay Safe

The University Health Centre has been successful in securing some funding from The Queens Nursing Institute to help raise awareness of Men’s Sexual health. The project aims to deliver sexual health screening via drop in clinics in the Student union Advice Centre and through self-screening packs which will be available around the University of Huddersfield and The University Health Centre.

The Queens Nursing Institute is a registered charity dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in the home and community and will be supporting this year long project. 

For more information click here.


Advance Notice - Car Parking

We would like to inform you that a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera controlled car park management system will be in place from April 2017. 

Patients and visitors must enter their full, correct vehicle registration into the terminal at reception to be entitled to up to 1 hour free parking whilst in the Health Centre ONLY. Blue badge holders - all terms and conditions apply. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions will result in a parking charge of £70. We are unable to rescind any parking tickets issued. 

If you are going to be at the Health Centre for more than one hour please inform reception. 


Bank Holiday Closure

The Health Centre will be closed on Friday 14th April 2017 and Monday 17th April 2017. If you require urgent care that cannot wait to reopen please ring the NHS urgent care line on 111. Please be aware that this line can sometimes be very busy but your call will always be answered. The 111 line is free from landlines and mobile phones in the UK. If you feel your problem is an emergency then you may wish to call 999.

The Health Centre will reopen at 8:15am on Tuesday 18th April 2017 as normal. 


Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH)

From Monday 16th January 2017, the University Health Centre will be offering a drop in Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH) from 9:30am to 11:30am daily. ‘Pills’, ‘morning after’ pill, condoms, STI screening for both male and female patients. You do not need to book an appointment for this - just turn up! 

Please note pre-bookable CASH clinic appointments will be available daily from 8:30am to 9:30am. 

*This service is for registered patients only*

Useful Local Contacts

Self Referral for Unwanted Pregnancies - Marie Stopes

As the UK's largest abortion care charity, we're committed to helping more women access abortion services every year than any other organisation. Whether you have treatment funded by the NHS or choose to pay privately, we'll ensure you receive the highest quality care in the UK. 

Our services include:

  • pregnancy testing
  • unplanned pregnancy consultations and counselling
  • medical abortion
  • surgical abortion
  • sexual health screening
  • the full range of contraception including emergency contraception and long acting methods. 

Supportive, non-judgemental advice and help from Marie Stopes

If a woman feels that an abortion is the right choice for her then she should have access to safe, supportive and non-judgmental advice and help from an expert clinic. No one else should pressure her into either continuing with the pregnancy or having an abortion. 

If you're pregnant and worried, be assured you are not alone. You matter and we are here to help you. Marie Stopes provides confidential, one-on-one treatment and will support you every step of the way. 

Our 24-hour information and booking line on 0345 300 8090 is there to answer your questions and arrange a fast, convenient appointment for you at one of our centres or clinics in Manchester and the North West. We're also able to offer a telephone abortion consultation service, where you can arrange to have an initial abortion consultation over the phone with an experienced nurse at a time that suits you.  

Want to talk about your options?

Our specialist staff are on hand 24/7 to offer expert advice and support – from your initial consultation to treatment aftercare.

To find out if you're eligible for NHS abortion treatment in Manchester and the North West, please call us on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) or request a call back at a time that suits you

You can also email us at services@mariestopes.org.uk for booking and information. 


Self Referral to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

You can self-refer to Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) by completing the self-referral form.

Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The help available depends on each individual’s circumstances. Some people may benefit from a shorter period of help, whereas others may need more long term support.

For shorter periods of help, a psychological wellbeing practitioner will work with you over the phone or face to face to provide support.

The type of support offered may include:

  • 6 – 8 sessions of guided self-help to help manage symptoms
  • An introduction to other services that may be able to help further
  • Attendance once a week on a 6 week stress control course

Sometimes a greater level of help is required. In this case, you will be seen for a further assessment by a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, who can help identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. They can offer around 12 – 15 sessions of one-to-one support or group based therapy.

Alternatively, you may benefit from seeing a counsellor, who can listen and help to understand the problem then work with you to make changes.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Kirklees IAPT has consistently achieved higher than average recovery rates with clients.
  • The service offers a range of different therapeutic approaches designed to respond to each individual’s unique needs.
  • Therapists are highly skilled and experienced in helping people either in one–to–one or group settings.

For more information visit : http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/kirklees-improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt/


Wellbeing and Disability Services - The University of Huddersfield

Support Group Leaflet

Work Programme Leaflet

Trans* & Gender Support Group

For more information visit: http://www.hud.ac.uk/wellbeing-disability-services/


Supporting Polish Victims of Domestic Violence In The UK 

Nowe życie bez przemocy’ is a Polish website with information for victims of domestic violence living in the UK. It contains information about help and options available to them in relation to issues such as finances, accommodation and legal proceedings. It also explains what domestic violence means, how it affects individuals and how to spot its early signs.


There is also a Polish Domestic Violence Helpline number: 01270 260106, available to all Polish residents living in the UK, which is manned by Polish speakers.


A PDF about the Polish domestic violence helpline can be downloaded here in English and in Polish.


Kirklees Local Offer

The Kirklees Local Offer is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25.

The Local Offer is part of the Children and Families Act which brought in a number of important changes about support and services, and will continue to develop over the coming months to cover:

  • learning - from early years through schools, colleges to employment;
  • health - from GPs and health visitors to hospitals and specialist care;
  • social care - from assessments for support, safeguarding, to respite and short breaks;
  • other services - such as leisure and after school activities; and
  • self-help information about a range of conditions and related subjects. 

The website can be accessed via this link:  www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk


Your Local Clinical Commissioning Group – (CCG)

Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG)
NHS North Kirklees CCG,
Broad Lea House,
Bradley Business Park,
Dyson Wood Way,
Bradley,
Huddersfield.
HD2 1GZ

Telephone: 01484 464017


232300

Do local health and social care services meet your needs?

We’re interested in what’s good, what’s not good enough and what needs to change.

Healthwatch Kirklees is here to represent the views of children, young people and adults to the people who deliver and design health and social care services. They need to hear from people from all communities and ages. We want to make sure that all voices are being heard, please tell us about your experience

Follow the link:  http://www.healthwatchkirklees.co.uk/


Help with costs

Please visit the below website link for information regarding help with travel costs. 

http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/healthcosts/pages/travelcosts.aspx



 
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