Welcome to Oldham’s Young People’s Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Service Sexual Health Service

Free sexual health services designed to suit your lifestyle.

The Oldham Young People's Service

We are working in partnership with Early Break and The Proud Trust to offer a combined sexual health/substance misuse service in Oldham for young people 13 – 19 years old (up to 25 years old if there is a special educational need and/or Looked After Child status).

Please click the image below to download a Young Person’s information leaflet

Services available

Early Break

Early Break was originally established in 1994 as a specialist treatment, information and support service for children and young people who used drugs and/or alcohol.

Our Story

Since then however we have continued to develop and evolve and now offer a wide range of services across several geographical areas in the North West. However, due to the nature of charitable funding and commissioning, these services may only be available in some areas so please get in touch with any queries.

Our practice is rooted in person-centred theory reflected in our values and relationships. In addition to our core offers of Advocacy, Outreach, our Holding Families/HF+ programmes, accredited Training and Resources and a specialist integrated Substance Misuse/Sexual Health service (Oldham), we also offer Holistic Therapies, Emotional Health & Wellbeing groups, Mindfulness sessions, specialist Bereavement & Loss Counselling, a ‘Fresh Start’ anti-bullying project, transitional support through ‘Closing the Gap’ and much more.

Call 0161 723 3880 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people across Greater Manchester empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. They do this through youth groups, coordinating national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering of training, running events and campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

As part of our Oldham offer, we will be offering some ‘Trans Navigator’ support. ‘Trans’ is an umbrella term used to describe someone whose gender identity does not align or “match’” with the sex and gender role they were assigned at birth by society. The Trans information section of The Proud Trust website will help give you more indepth information. You can also call for help and advice on all aspects of sexuality on 0161 660 3347 (9am-5.30pm daily, plus emergency calls on weekends) or email centre@theproudtrust.org

We will be offering a youth group – more details to follow and we are delighted to be able to offer some professional training, again please check out the website for details on this: https://www.theproudtrust.org/

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Call 0161 660 3347 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Where to find us

Oldham Integrated Care Centre 

5th floor, Sexual Health Oldham, Radcliffe St, Oldham , OL1 1NL
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Free patient parking – tickets validated at meet and greet – up to 3 hours

Early Break

Chambers Business Centre, Chapel Rd, Oldham, OL8 4QQ

Free patient parking

Proud Trust 

49- 51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB

The C-Card scheme

About C-Card

Condoms can help to reduce infection risks and prevent unplanned pregnancy.

C-Card is a free condom issuing scheme for anyone aged 13-19, no matter whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex, or just curious about condoms.

A C-Card is a card similar to a bank card that allows you to get free condoms from participating venues such as libraries, youth clubs, sexual health clinics, schools and colleges.

Once you have your C Card you will be able to collect free condoms for your own use from any of the participating venues. You will be able to use your C Card a maximum of 10 times. After this, you will need to renew your card.

How to get a C-Card

The C-Card is available to young people under 19 in Rochdale, Oldham and Bury. You can get a C Card from a range of venues such as youth clubs or sexual health clinics. Depending on the venue, you may need to arrange an appointment to get registered to the scheme.

Please click on the image below to view or download our  list of C-Card registered venues.

We would advise you to contact the venue prior to attending to check that they are open. If you are having problems getting condoms please phone a member of our team on 01706 676474

When registering, a trained worker will have a confidential chat with you. They will ask you some questions to make sure you’re safe and that they’re giving you the right advice and information. You will then receive your new C-Card and a ‘starter pack’ selection of free condoms.

Remember:

  • Even when using condoms you should consider regular screening for sexually transmitted infections every time you start a new relationship or every 12 months if you’re in a relationship.
  • If there is ever any type of condom failure or you’re worried that something went wrong during sex, you should seek advice about emergency contraception.
Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Order free condoms online

If you are aged 16 and over living in Oldham, Bury or Rochdale, you can now order condoms free online. Lube is provided with all online orders.

Emergency contraception - contraceptive pills

If you are 16 and over living within Oldham you can order FREE emergency hormonal contraception to be delivered to your home.  We have partnered with SH:24 to provide this service.

You can also pick free emergency hormonal contraception from one of our local pharmacies. please click here for more information.

You can also access emergency contraception at your local hub. Please contact us on 0300 303 8565 Our phone line is available Monday – Friday  9am-5pm.

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Get tested at your local clinic

If you are under 16 without any symptoms or concerns, please contact us on 01706 676 474 to make an appointment.

If you have symptoms or concerns, you can book an appointment online You can also contact us on 01706 676474 where we have staff happy to help.

Click here for more information on how to prepare for an STI appointment.

Call 01706 676 474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Order a free STI test

If you are aged 16 and over living within Oldham, without any symptoms or concerns, then you can access our postal testing service online. Our online postal testing service is free and we offer Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis testing.

Postal testing is not suitable for patients under 16. If you are under 16 without any symptoms or concerns, please contact us on 0300 303 8565 to make an appointment.

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Express testing

If you are aged 16 and over without any symptoms or concerns, you can also pick up an express test from your local sexual health clinics:

Oldham Integrated Care Centre 

5th floor, Sexual Health Oldham, Radcliffe St, Oldham , OL1 1NL
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Free patient parking – tickets validated at meet and greet – up to 3 hours

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Contraception

If you need  advice or information about the different methods of contraception you can contact us on 01706 676 474 to make an appointment

Our nurses will provide information and advice about the different methods that are available and help you to decide which method is best for you. Please contact us on 01706 676 474

Please click on the links below for more information about contraception.

Preparing for a contraception appointment

Methods of contraception

Which method is right for me

Call 01706 676 474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Pregnancy testing

If you think you might be pregnant its important that you have a pregnancy test. You can contact one of clinics on 0161 723 3880 to make an appointment.

If you are 16 and over you can also order a test to be delivered to your home.

Call 01706 676 474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Support with a referral for an abortion

It’s scary to find out that you are pregnant when your pregnancy was unintended. Our nurses can help and support with a referral  if you decide that a abortion is the right choice for you. Please contact us on 0161 723 3880

Call 0161 723 3880 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm