Partnership to tackle teenage pregnancy in Angus

STUDENT volunteers from Angus College are working with NHS Tayside to tackle the problem of the growing teenage pregnancy rate in Angus.

The six students have written and directed a short film and also created an interactive game which they are hoping will be used in a variety of peer education programmes to be delivered throughout the county of Angus.

The college actively supports the sexual health and the well-being of its students, providing help and advice and distribution of the c:card.

The c:card scheme is a confidential NHS service which provides quick and easy access to free condoms.

The college is also supporting Angus Council’s Youth Service by providing facilities for youth workers to deliver lunch-time services for high school pupils and college students – providing contraception advice and STI (sexually transmitted infection) and pregnancy testing.

Katie Anderson, learner engagement officer, said: “The work the students have done is inspirational.

“They have shown a great deal of maturity and creativity, whilst looking at new ways to tackle a serious issue.”