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Information for Professionals

TAZ Outreach Team - contact details

Lord Street Centre, Lord Street, St. Helens, WA10 2SP

tel: 01744 677990     email: taz@sthelens.gov.uk

One to One work

We can provide targeted intervention with young people at risk of early parenthood, poor sexual health or other negative outcomes of risk taking behaviour.

Any professional wanting to refer a young person into the service should discuss their concerns with the young person (and their carers if appropriate), and complete a Referral Form.  Referrals can only be accepted with the consent of the young person.  For more advice on when to refer or advice on completing the form, please contact the team (details above)

Professional Training

We offer a number of free training events for professionals - please follow this link for further information

Information for Parents

We offer a  briefing session for parents, jointly with YPDAAT.

The programme is free for parents and carers to attend and aims to:

  • Build confidence in discussing some of the difficult questions children ask about Relationships, Sexual Health, Drugs and Alcohol, with consideration to a child’s age, experience and ability.
  • Provide knowledge of local sexual health and drugs & alcohol services for young people.
  • Identify further opportunities to develop or build on existing knowledge of the above issues.
  • Allow parents to have an awareness of the links between substance use and sexual health choices.

Please contact us to discuss availabilty for any parents you are currently working with.

Consultation

Alongside the direct work with young people and support to families, The TAZ Outreach Team offers support and advice to professionals working with Young People in St Helens on issues relating to sexual health and relationships.

If you have concerns about a young person you are working with, and would like to speak to a member of the team for advice or support, please contact us using the details above.

Group work

We offer a targeted ‘Healthy Body / Healthy Mind’ course to young people in many High schools and other settings. This provides an opportunity for young people to find out about and discuss some of the most important elements of sexual health and relationships. Topics can include: contraception, healthy relationships, self-esteem, online safety, virtual baby programme and confidence building. Please contact the Team to discuss the needs of your group.

What young people say:

“I loved all the sessions, the Team was amazing.”

“I enjoyed everything in the TAZ sessions.”

“Really good and helps you when you don’t know what to do”

“I loved the group work”           “I learnt lots about healthy relationships”

“Very open, as we could talk about things we don’t want to talk to our mums about”