The following helplines all offer a confidential and anonymous service. They are free unless otherwise stated and will not show up on your bill if phoning from a BT landline.
0800 1111 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Free, confidential, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger
Helpline: 0808 802 1234 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm. Free from all telephone including mobiles
Outside of these hours, 24hr information key on sexual health issues is available by pressing option 1.
Text options and asking a question online are also available.
For further information www.askbrook.org.uk
Sexual health advice for young people under 25 years
0800 28 29 30 Mon-Sun 7am-midnight
Free and confidential sexual health helpline including info about local services for under 19's
LOW COST HELPLINES – will show up on your bill
Family Planning Association
Advice and info line: 0845 122 8690 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Straightforward information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships
0845 4647 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Health information and help if you’re feeling unwell.
CHILD-PROTECTION RELATED SITES (including web/cyber safety)
0208 960 4000
Expertise and support around the threat of Female Genital Mutilation as a child protection issue. Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website which is part of the UK police and dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse.
Site for children, young people, parents, carers and teachers providing information on the websites young people like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
Mainly info on domestic violence
SEXUAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIP INFORMATION AND ADVICE
www.avert.org.uk (Info on HIV & AIDS)
www.likeitis.org.uk (Information about all aspects of sex education and teenage life)
www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice (Clear & frank info for young people on personal issues)
www.nhs.uk (NHS Choices - Advice on relationships, sex and contraception)
www.swish.nhs.uk (Sexual Health advice and services for those over age 19 living in South West London)
SPECIFIC ADVICE FOR LESBIAN, GAY AND BI-SEXUAL YOUNG PEOPLE
www.queeryouth.org.uk (National LGBT youth organisation site)
www.broken-rainbow.org.uk (Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who are experiencing domestic violence)
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
Free helpline 0800 77 66 00 and a text service
The national alcohol helpline - 0800 917 82 82
www.drinkaware.co.uk (Info on alcohol)
GENERAL HEALTH & LIFESTYLE ADVICE AND INFORMATION
www.youngminds.org.uk (Emotional health and wellbeing)
www.youthinformation.com (National Youth Agency site)
www.thesite.org (Young people’s guide to real life issues)
www.teenagehealthfreak.com (Chat, email or visit Dr Ann's virtual surgery)
www.base.uk.net (Connexions service in Wandsworth)
Connexions Direct Young People's Service
www2.cxdirect.com/home.htm - About Us
www2.cxdirect.com/index.htm - Web-chat
www2.cxdirect.com/email.htm - Email Us
080 800 13 2 19 - Call Us
07766 4 13 2 19 - Text Us
www.fearless.org (Crimestoppers site for young people)
If in Doubt, Check it Out (Info on health and well-being mainly for young people in Sutton)
thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk (Advice for young people in abusive relationships)
www.weknowbest.co.uk (Tell us how to provide services you need)
INFO ON PREGNANCY (Including choices & parenthood)
www.fnf.org.uk (Aimed at dads. Helpline 0300 0300 363)
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org (Aimed at dads)
www.midwivesonline.com (Option to e-mail a midwife your questions with specific section for young mums and dads)
www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com (Support for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood)
www.efc.org.uk (Education for Choice site supporting young people’s right to informed choice on abortion. Information and resources)