Young Persons Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health Education Workers (DASH)Each Young Persons Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health Education Worker (DASH) works with young people aged 13-19 on a one to one basis providing information, advice and support focusing on sexual health, contraception, relationships and substance use. Sessions are voluntary and very informal. The focus of the DASH work around sexual health and substances is to work with young people that are at risk of early pregnancy, sexual and/or substance risk taking by providing informal education and support. DASH work means YP have access to early help prevention interventions that builds resilience and reduce the impact of risky behaviours by promoting:
- Improved uptake and using of condoms to protect against infection via condom demos and C-Card distribution.
- Improved knowledge and uptake of LARC and other contraception.
- Improved knowledge of STIs.
- Exploring health/unhealthy intimate relationships.
- Increased emotional health and mental wellbeing
- Improved knowledge of substances and risks associated with substances as well as exploring how to keep safe when under the influence.
Getting there / Access
For 13-16 year olds. Each DASH worker is assigned to a different schools within Brighton and Hove (please see below for details) Please contact the DASH worker that is assigned to your school or speak to your teacher or head of year. Appointment mornings are being run at each school site to find out when please speak to a teacher or head of year at your school or directly contact the DASH worker connected to the school that you attend. Direct referrals can be made to the DASH worker. Referrals can be made by any professional, parent or young person (self referral)
For 16-19 year olds. Direct referrals can be made to the DASH worker please contact Jodie Fuller 07738040452 text, call or email Jodie.email@example.com, referrals can be made by any professional, parent or young person (self referral) DASH workers can make arrangements with you the young person to meet at a location that suits you i.e. college, YMCA building, youth centre, café etc.
Kate Lackenby CNCS, Kings and PRU Dyke Road
Sofia Arnell Dorothy Stringer, Varndean, BACA and PRU Hollingbury
Kim Wallage Patcham, Longhill and Homewood
Jodie Fuller Hove Park Lower and PACA
Kelly Hollingdale Hove Park Upper and Blatchington Mill
When & Where
Jodie and Kelly
11St George’s Place Brighton.