Referrals to SHAC services

SHAC Outreach Nursing Team – for adults & young people

The outreach nursing team offers a range of clinical services for vulnerable people who would not ordinarily access sexual health & contraceptive services. Clients can be referred by any professional in Brighton & Hove and they will be contacted to discuss their individual needs with a view to support them to access clinic in the future.

Outreach for young people

We offer visits to clients who are unable to attend alone or with a parent or guardian, with a view to supporting their eventual attendance at a clinic. For many young people, accessing traditional health services can be challenging especially when confidentiality is an area of concern to them, or when other social, family and health needs make attending clinic difficult. We accept referrals from professionals for clients under the age of 18 with increased vulnerabilities.

Provision includes:

  • Contraception Choices discussion
  • STI risk discussion
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy discussion- options
  • Emergency contraception
  • Follow up oral hormonal contraception
  • LARC – Implant insertion & depo injectable
  • STI screening
  • Vaccination
  • C Card registration, discussion & condom demonstration
  • Condom provision
  • HIV Point of Care testing

Please email the SHAC Outreach nursing team at if you would like advice, or to discuss or refer a client to the outreach nursing team.

Criteria for making a referral

  • Brighton and Hove residents/ currently working with partner agencies or health care teams in B&H
  • At risk of unplanned pregnancy or STIs
  • Require additional support to access SHAC services
  • Must consent to referral to be seen
  • Training for healthcare professionals

    STI Foundation Theory Course

    We run the STI Foundation Theory Course in Brighton twice a year, the next dates are 3rd and 4th of September 2024. For more information, please email

    Health promotion resources

    Health promotion leaflets and resources are available on a range of health and lifestyle improvement topics to anyone working with a health promoting role within Brighton & Hove.