15th May 2015
Healthy Halls at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) primarily aims to improve student access to sexual health information, screening and condoms. An outreach service was developed to include external services (sexual health services, alcohol and drugs services, mental health services) and internal services (Student Support Services) and delivered during evening sessions at the halls of residence. This was supported by training for the residence staff in supporting students and signposting to services. Students are able to access screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV; free condoms; financial health-checks from the Money Doctors; support and harm minimization advice around alcohol and drug use; and information on a range of other health-related issues in their residence. Healthy Halls has grown year on year and is currently reaching hundreds of students who are actively involved in developing the service for the future. As well as offering Sexual Health Screening in Halls we are now bringing the service on campus to provide screening through the day at one of our rural campuses.