The Hype Team offers a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service within the Belfast Trust to provide young people with information to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.
The Team works in partnership with other agencies to offer:
Group work HYPE provides tailored personal development programmes ranging from 6 to 8 sessions to meet the specific needs of service users. Led by Public Health Resource Assistants, these group sessions address young people's sexual health and well-being. Referrals for group work programmes are open to any organisation working with youth, including but not limited to schools, colleges, youth clubs, residential units or hostels, and programmes for children leaving care, learning disability or mental health. The team can be contacted by phone or email to discuss the suitability of the service for a group. An information pack containing a request/referral form and parental consent forms will be sent out, followed by an Agency Planning meeting to develop and confirm a co-working agreement and program content. A Program proposal pack will then be sent to the relevant agency before the program delivery.
Individual Work HYPE also offers one-to-one education sessions specific to each individual's needs. Led by either a Nurse or a Public Health Resource Assistant, these sessions can last for 4 to 6 sessions but may vary depending on the person's requirements. Please note that only healthcare or social work professionals within the Belfast Trust can make referrals for individual work.
Topics offered for Group or Individual Work
-Appropriate Relationships/Sexual Exploitation
-Pregnancy/Parenthood -Safer Sex/Contraception/Consent
-Self Esteem and Mental Health Awareness
-Signposting to other services
Health Drop-ins HYPE offers Nurse-Led drop-in clinics where young people can access various free services such as STI testing, condom distribution, pregnancy testing, and signposting to other relevant agencies. These clinics are available to service users who are a student at the education centre where the clinic is being held.
If you are a young person that is not registered to any of the education centres that HYPE provide drop-in clinics to. You are still able to access the service. Please email or call