The Big Lottery Fund has confirmed that it will be helping to support Women’s Health Concern’s forthcoming campaign on Sexual Health Education and Awareness with a Grant of £10,000.
The Sexual Health campaign, developed by Women’s Health Concern, is aimed at raising awareness amongst women of sexual health and sexually transmitted infections, focusing on health consequences, education, prevention and sources of help and advice.
The campaign, which will reach out to local communities, starts in 2010 and will include a series of sexual health educational events, including a local seminar with expert medical speakers; radio interviews on wellbeing and sexual health; specially prepared leaflets on sexual health awareness, screening and prevention; and a series of educational website articles to help raise awareness and point to other helpful resources.
“We are extremely grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for this Award which will help to support our work promoting healthier lifestyles and wellbeing for the community through education, preventative strategies and ongoing help, said Patrick Shervington, Trustee of Women’s Health Concern.
“Our campaign will address women of all ages, highlighting specific sexual health concerns for women in their teens and 20s and for women who are experiencing or have been through the menopause.
“By raising awareness of sexual health issues and the potential longer-term effects of sexually transmitted infections, and by providing factual information and advice from our medical experts, we will be contributing to the improvement in the health and wellbeing of the thousands of women that we are able to reach out to through this Big Lottery Fund-supported campaign.”
Further details of the Women’s Health Concern Big Lottery Fund Grant can be found at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk.