Mission / Values
According to the World Health Organisation:
“Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, well-being and quality of life. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, and not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.”
Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all people must be respected, protected and fulfilled.
In line with this, here are our Vision, Mission and Values that underpin our work as an organisation.
Our vision is to create a world of sexual empowered and sexual competent people who are able to safely and confidently negotiate their sexual health choices and decisions.
1. To build a community of sexually empowered and sexual confident individuals who are passionate about changing the way sexual and reproductive health services are accessed and delivered.
2. To provide creative solutions using resources, training, events and education to tackle sexual health inequalities.
3. To understand the challenges that vulnerable communities experience in managing and navigating sexual and reproductive health care in the UK.
4. To empower and support people, particularly vulnerable groups, to develop healthier sexual and reproductive health behaviour.
5. To enable people to enjoy good sexual health, free of stigma, discrimination or abuse.
PASSION – Committed in heart, mind and spirit to create healthier sexual health outcomes for everyone, particularly the most vulnerable.
INNOVATION – Pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to reduce statistics, change behaviour and positively impact the way sexual health provision is delivered.
COLLABORATION – Learning, sharing and connecting with others to address sexual health inequalities for as long as they exist.
COMMUNITY – Building a cohesive, empowered and confident society locally and internationally who are keen to cultivate change in the sexual and reproductive health arena.
EMPOWERMENT – Encouraging all to claim their sexual and reproductive health rights to make informed choices and decisions, in addition to developing agency to control and manage sexual health behaviour.
DIVERSITY – Representative of different perspectives, experience, knowledge and culture and strive to provide space to the ideas of those who aren’t often seen or heard.