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Jenna

Jenna

Name: Jenna Giddins
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Flintshire, North Wales
Campaign: To stop the spread of STIs

In my area of North Wales, more and more young people have been catching sexually transmitted infections (STIs). My friends and I have been worried by this, mainly because there are many STIs which can have long-term health effects.

 

It can be embarrassing to discuss sexual health, and a lot of young people put off talking about this because they are afraid of being judged. But this lack of communication about sexual health means a lot of infections go undiagnosed and untreated.

 

So, as a team we are creating an accessible phone app, which will allow people to seek confidential information about sexual infections, how to treat them, and where to go for treatment.

 

We hope this app will be downloaded by young people not just in our area but across the UK to cut the number of STIs.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Aaron Hamilton Amy Hill
Anthony Jones Brigitte Davies
Casey-Leigh Bull Charley Mortimer
Chris Ablelt Daniel Bapeck
Elinor Morris Eli Yeardley
Iwan Fon James Owen
Jason Wilkes Kezia Lavender
Laura Knotwell Lewis Williams
Molly Allen-Mead Stephanie Phillips

NHS Wales

Dr Olwen Williams supports our Fixers project. She’s a Consultant Physician in Genitourinary Medicine and was interviewed to appear in our broadcast piece.

 

Glanrafon Medical Centre
The Medical Centre helped with our Fix. The practice manager allowed us to use one of the rooms at the centre to film for our broadcast piece.


Flintshire Youth and Community Service

A youth service which provides recreational and educational opportunities for young people.

 

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
The team at the theatre supported our Fix. They helped by finding volunteer actors to film a scene for our broadcast piece.


Saltney Youth Centre
The team at Saltney Youth Centre support our Fix. They allowed us to promote the phone app to the young people there.

 

Flintshire Community First
Alison Thomas, County Flintshire Youth Forum Worker, supports our project. She put us in touch with Fixers.


Lauren Williams
Lauren backed our Fix. She was one of the actors in our broadcast piece.

February 2014
Our app, KYSH-Know Your Sexual Health, is live and can now be downloaded on to both Android and Apple devices.

To find out more, click here for the Android version or here for the iPhone/iPad version.

Alternatively, you can download the app by scanning the QR codes available on our promotional poster below.

 

The app has been well received at youth clubs in Saltney and Ffrith.

Here's what some young people had to say:

 

'If anyone needs to find information on a certain infection this app will help you. It would be great if more young people take note of the information provided by the app to learn about the different infections they could pick up.’

‘It’s really good and gives you advice.’

 

'I learnt new information about the different infections.’

 

'It’s good because if you don’t want to ask anyone about this kind of thing, the information is here for you to look at.’

 

'It provides good information and is easy to understand.’

 

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