Time2Talk urges young people to take health seriously

In the light of shocking government figures recently released showing a 58% increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the under 16’s over a four year period, a Daventry based charity is promoting its Chlamydia screening programme to young people across Northamptonshire.

Time2Talk is a counselling based service based at The Abbey in Daventry and one of the key services it offers is screening for Chlamydia in 15 – 24 year olds. It’s an infection which can often go undetected and if left untreated may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.

Understandably many young people find it embarrassing to discuss STI’s, but according to Andy Nixon, Manager of Time2Talk, their service is totally non judgemental and above all, confidential. “We offer a complimentary and alternative solution to visiting a GP. With 12 once weekly school and community based drop-ins in Daventry District and South Northants including The Abbey, anyone with a concern can just call in and have the test. It’s a simple urine sample and you don’t need to come in to get the results, as results can be texted to your mobile phone. Anyone that catches ‘the love bug’, currently one in 10 people, can arrange treatment with a member of the NHS treatment team here at Time2Talk.”

Time2Talk’s Chlamydia screening is a great example of how the NHS works in partnership with the charity sector. Their Chlamydia screening service has grown steadily over the last two and a half years, with 30% more screenings now taking place than in December 2007, when the programme started. Currently, between 28 – 34 screenings are conducted monthly, but Nixon would like to drive this figure higher. “We offer the service to every young person who visits us, but clearly, not everybody takes up the offer. To encourage this vital health screening, at the moment any 15 – 24 year old who takes advantage of this free service will receive a £10 book voucher whilst stocks last..”

For information on drop in locations and opening times call Time2Talk on 01327 706706 or visit www.time2talk.org.uk.

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday ~ 10.00am – 2.00pm
  • Monday – Thursday ~ 3.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Saturday ~ 10.00am -12.00pm 
  • Sunday Closed

Please note that Time2Talk's office hours differ from our opening times, our office hours are:

Monday - Thursday ~ 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday ~ 9:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday ~ 9:30am - 12pm
Sunday ~ Closed

Donations

Time2Talk is always in need of funding, we work very hard to maintain our services and are very appreciative of any support.

If you are interested in making a donation or would like to find out more about us before deciding, you can either ring or just drop in to see us.

Cheques are the preferred method and you shall always be given a receipt.

All donation are acknowledged, unless otherwise noted.

Urgent Support

Should you need urgent or immediate support please contact:-

Childline:-

www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111

The Samaritans:-

www.samaritans.org
08457 90 90 90

Other Help.

For other non urgent help:-

DDH:-

www.futureshg.co.uk
0300 456 2531

Support Time2Talk

We are always most grateful for any donations.  Gift Aid is a way to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic rate tax paid by the donor. It can increase the value of donations by a quarter at no extra cost to the donor. For further infomation on how to Gift Aid It click here and continue helping the Young People of Daventry & South Northants.

And now you can donate using JustTextGiving.  Text ANFI 46 £your amount to 70070 to donate NOW!  e.g. ANFI 46 £5.

Texts are charged at your operator's standard rate.  The charity will receive 100% of your donation.  You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full information and terms and conditions please visit www.justgiving.com/info/terms-of-service