Bus to teach teenagers about sex

TODAY - Valentine’s Day - a new bus service is hitting the roads of Leeds providing young people with a mobile sexual health information and support service.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Sexual Health Team at NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds and through the Inner East Area Committee.

The Bus Stop Project is based on a purpose-built mobile health bus that belongs to Leeds Council’s Youth Service which is already working with young people in the area.

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The Bus Stop Project will run for the next 12 months and will cover two separate routes on a Monday and Thursday between 3-5pm, stopping at places where young people are known to gather in the area.

Hannah Sowerbutts, Health Improvement Specialist - Young People’s Sexual Health for NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds, said:

“It’s great that we can finally get the Bus Stop Project on the road. We know that young people find it difficult talking about, and accessing, sexual health support through traditional health settings. Therefore, it is important that we can offer a service that is more flexible to fit around their lifestyles.”