The Joy of Teen Sex
A guide to safe sex on holiday/abroad.
Precautions you can take before heading abroad.
A useful article about sexual health when aboard.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
A guide to safe sex on holiday.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Advice about help available to anyone sexually assaulted or raped whilst aboard.
Drinkaware information about drinking safely on holiday.
Worth Talking About
Offering information and advice to 12 - 18 year olds, making it easier to discuss sex.
Helpline: 0800 28 29 30 (lines open every day 2pm–10pm)
Sexual Health Line
Providing information and advice on sexual health, including STIs and where to find local services and clinics in the UK.
Helpline: 0800 567 123 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Free helpline and email service helping young people find the best support whatever their problem. Join the web chat on-line.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 1pm - 11pm every day)
A site for young adults needing support and guidance through life. You can ask The Site’s online advisers questions on relationships, problems with your partner, arguments with your family and much more.
Worth Talking About
Contains information and advice for 12 to 18s to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sex.
Helpline: 0800 28 29 30 (lines open 2pm - 10pm to midnight)
Ask Brook offers a confidential helpline, online enquiry service and text information service. Ask Brook is available free and in confidence to all young people under 25.
Helpline: 0808 802 1234 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm)
Text: 07717989023 (Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm)
Sexual Health Line
Provides information and advice on sexual health, including STIs and where to find local services / clinics.
Helpline: 0800 567 123 (lines open 24 hours a day, every day)
The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LLGS)
For information, support and referrals LLGS provides a phone service across the UK to young people who may be confused about their sexuality, and to lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, transsexuals and straight people wanting information on gay issues.
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (lines open 10am to 11pm)
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online provides advice on protecting your privacy on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Bebo). When staying in touch with your friends and meeting new people, it is important to remember what goes on-line stays on-line, so don’t ruin your reputation with unwise words or images.
Offers information and advice if you’re having problems with bullying including taunting by text message.
Offers free and confidential counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Provides information to support and empower teenage parents, so that young people achieve economic well-being and quality of life. There are courses in the London Boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Hounslow and Barking & Dagenham as well as in Birmingham and Somerset.
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LLGS)
Information, support and referrals via a UK-wide phone service for young people who may be confused about their sexuality, and to lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, transsexuals and straight people wanting information on gay issues.
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (lines open 10am-11pm)
Terence Higgins Trust
Offering help and services regardless of your sexuality, HIV status, gender, cultural background or ethnic origin.
Helpline: 0808 802 1221 (lines open Mon- Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm)
The Gay Youth Corner
Gay Youth UK
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Information for anyone from the gay community
Telephone: 08000 50 20 20 (lines open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm)
The Young Lovers Guide
What they don’t teach you in sex education lessons at school.
Marie Stopes - Like It Is
Sex Education For Teens, By Teens!
NHS Sexual Health Line
Providing information and advice on sexual health, including STIs; plus finding local services/clinics.
Helpline: 0800 567 123 (lines open, 24 hours a day, every day)
NHS Live Well
Videos and articles on STIs, including chlamydia, HIV, herpes. Symptoms and where to get tested.
Your STD Help
The facts on STIs and ask a confidential question online.
Family Planning Association
HIV and AIDS
The Sexual Health Network
GMFA – The Gay Men’s Health Charity
NHS – Chlamydia Test Kits (LONDON ONLY)
Free NHS service, offering confidential chlamydia test kits to 16-24 year olds in London.
Contraception and Pregnancy
FPA- Family Planning Association
FPA provide information and advice on a range of issues including contraception and planning a pregnancy.
Helpline: 0845 122 8690 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
Northern Ireland: 0845 122 8687 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Providing advice and services for contraception and sexual health to young people under 25; with a confidential helpline, online enquiry service and text information service.
Helpline: Ask Brook 0808 802 1234 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm)
Text: send your question to 07717 989 023 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm)
Marie Stopes International
Offering information about pregnancy, plus centres in the UK offer a range of services relating to contraception and abortion; STI advice is available online.
Helpline: 0845 300 8090 (lines open 24 hours)
British Pregnancy Advice Service
NHS Pregnancy Planner
Baby and Pregnancy
Parents and Teens Talking About Sex
Online advice for teen issues, including talking about your sexuality.
Information for parents or adult carers on talking to teens about sex.
Got A Teenager
An advice site for parents of teenagers enabling them to support each other through the challenges and successes of bringing up teens.
The Teen Issues website offers information on changing a negative body image.
Offers support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, this includes issues around Body Dysmorphia.
Female Health Issues
This article provides tips on maintaining a positive body image.
Resuming Your Sex Life Post-Childbirth
Jealousy and Relationships
Relate offers counselling, psychosexual therapy, relationship difficulties, plus other services to anyone over 16.
Information: 0300 11 1234 (lines open Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm, Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm)
Staying Safe Online
Think U Know
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Aiming to minimise the availability of potentially illegal internet content; facilitating reporting of illegal content on their site.
Government website offering information to parents on how to make Social Networking safe for your children.
Information about health problems that are difficult to talk about.
Sex and relationships for people with disabilities (with information about the Outsiders Club)
Provides information, advice and support for disabled men and women to help find appropriate sexual and therapeutic services.
A free downloadable guide called ‘Sexuality and MS: a guide for women
Information on call charges to 08 numbers:
- 0800 - Free from BT land-lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
- 0808 - Free from BT land-lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
- 0845 - Calls cost 4ppm daytime and 1ppm evening and weekends plus a 12.5p set-up charge per call from a BT land-line. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.
- 0844 - Calls cost 5p per minute plus a 12.5p set-up charge per call from a BT land-line. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.
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