Sexual health, drugs and alcohol services for teenagers in South West London

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Useful Contacts

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.

FREE HELPLINES

Childline
0800 1111 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Free, confidential, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger
www.childline.org.uk

Ask Brook
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
www.brook.org.uk
Sexual health advice for young people under 25 years

www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout
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

NHS Direct
0845 4647 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Health information and help if you're feeling unwell.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

 

CHILD-PROTECTION RELATED SITES (including web/cyber safety)

www.forwarduk.org.uk
0208 960 4000
Expertise and support around the threat of Female Genital Mutilation as a child protection issue. Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

www.ceop.police.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website which is part of the UK police and dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk
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.

www.chatdanger.com
A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

www.thehideout.org.uk
Mainly info on domestic violence

 

SEXUAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIP INFORMATION AND ADVICE

www.fpa.org.uk (Family Planning Association - Straightforward information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships)

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.llgs.org.uk

www.londonfriend.org.uk

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

Alcohol Education Trust provides useful information for young people, parents, carers and teachers. Download a leaflet here.

D-Zone is an award winning website with lots of information for 11-14 years olds, to help you stay safe.

Drinking and You there is a section fo under 18s that links you to rescources on different sites.

NHS Choices for information from the NHS.

Talk About Alcohol here you'll find quizzes, interactive games and facts about alcohol.

Talk to Frank for all you need to know about drugs (including alcohol)
Free helpline 0800 77 66 00 and a text service

If you're worried about your or someon else's drinking or if you're worried about dependency and alcohol problems, the following sites could help:

Addaction provides treatment, help and advice about alcohol and drugs for young people.

Adfam works with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Their goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it. If you are worried about someone then their website has lots of links to organisations which can help.

Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and has been developed for young people.

Childline provides confidential help and counselling for young people. FREE phone 0800 1111

Drinkaware information on alcohol including an alcohol units calculator.

Drinkline if you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol list of local family support services. Tel: 0300 123 1110 (Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm, weekends 11 am - 4 pm)

Families Anonymous for families and friends concerned about a loved one's drug problems. Tel: 0845 1200 660.

 

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.talksafe.org.uk
Free face to face, telephone and online counselling on issues affecting emotional well-being such as bullying, family relationships and exam pressure.

020 7812 1735 - Call Us
07791 309 142 - Text Us
talksafe@tht.org.uk - Email 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)
www.sutton.gov.uk/

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 CONTRACEPTION

www.fpa.org.uk (Family Planning Association - A great guide to all kinds of contracpetion including lots of information about different contraceptive pills)

 

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)