Sexual Health

Our Sexual Health Practitioners are here to offer a range of support interventions to adults living in Blackpool with any sexual health issues.

We offer:

  • Sexual health community outreach – Our outreach workers are in the community offering safer sex advice and information
  • STI screening
  • Contraceptive clinics
  • BBV testing – including 60 second rapid HIV testing service
  • Chlamydia testing kits for under 25s
  • Specialist support to anyone 16 and over living with or affected by HIV
  • Specialist support to anyone 16 and over affected by sexual violence or rape
  • Specialist support provided to sex workers 16 and over
  • Specialist support to LGBQT individuals and communities.


Who can refer us?

Anyone – schools, police, GPs, community services, parents, hospitals, etc.

How to refer to us

Request a referral form by contacting

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

At Horizon, we offer a wide variety of social support and training groups for the LGBT community. The project is co-ordinated by our LGBT Development Lead, along with support from Peer Mentors and volunteers.

We offer:

  • General health and wellbeing support
  • Group work programmes
  • Peer support networks
  • Counselling services and web-based support around sexuality and gender identity
  • Targeted sexual health clinics
  • Community and venue outreach
  • Online net reach
  • Safer sex packs
  • Condom distribution scheme
  • Access to 60 second rapid HIV testing
  • Lead for campaigns and sexual health messages across all media
  • Providing education and training.

Sexual Violence Support

Our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service provides independent support for those who have experience of or have been affected by sexual violence, assault and/or abuse.

We are not a counselling service but can provide emotional and practical support in the aftermath of sexual violence.

This includes, but is not limited to, advice around:

  • Reporting to the police
  • Police procedures
  • Court
  • Counselling
  • Signposting and referral to other services
  • Accompanying to appointments
  • Contraception
  • Sexual health
  • School
  • Pre-trial visits.

Your ISVAs

Rachel Anderson: Children and Young Person’s ISVA

Who?: 11-16 year olds

Where?: Living in Blackpool

Contact Rachel on 01253 311431 or

Jess Dodd: Adult ISVA

Who?: 16+

Where?: Living in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre

Contact Jess on 01253 311431 or

Drug and Alcohol Outreach Team

For confidential advice and support, contact the Horizon Outreach Workers.

Our dedicated team of drug and alcohol outreach workers is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

  • Christian: 07860 269663
  • Freddie: 07860 269659
  • Lianne: 07966 378756
  • Mel: 07535 716882
  • Claire: 07534 915932.


Referrals can be sent to

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Get In Touch

Talk to one of our friendly and professional experts today.

Call 01253 205158 or email us on All enquires are handled with total confidentiality.