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Sexual health directory

Below you will find the details of organisations that provide free and confidential advice to young people on sexual health.


Avert is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.
tel: 01403 210202
email: confidential@avert.org

BBC Switch

BBC Switch is the new brand for BBC content aimed at UK teenagers and pre-teens, from ages 12-16. The links below offer advice on sexual health and relationships.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

BPAS supports reproductive choice by advocating and providing high-quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancy with contraception or by abortion.
tel: 0845 730 4030

Brook Advisory

Brook Advisory Centres is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.
tel: 0207 2846040
email: admin@brookcentres.org.uk

Channel 4 Health House

General info on sexual health and contraception, also access to online advisors for confidential help. Loads of links to other organisations who can give help and advice.


Free and confidential telephone counselling service for children and young people with any problem.
tel: 0800 1111

FPA (formerly the Family Planning Association)

FPA is the only registered charity working to improve the sexual health and reproductive rights of all people throughout the UK. They work with the public and professionals to ensure high quality information and services are available to everyone who needs them. Information on contraception and sexual health as well as details of local clinics.
Tel: England and Wales 0845 310 1334
Scotland 0141 576 5088

Health Promotions

Information provided by the NHS, easy access to local centres.

Like It Is

Website for 11-15 year olds, provides information on issues such as contraception, sex and sexuality.
email: likeitis@mariestopes.org.uk


Marie Stopes Clinics

Marie Stopes International UK is the country's leading reproductive healthcare charity, which provides the following services: abortion, contraception, emergency contraception, female sterilisation, health screening and vasectomy.
tel: 0845 300 8090
email: info@mariestopes.org.uk

NHS Direct

Offering reliable health advice 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
tel: 0845 46 47

r u Thinking?

Advice and information for under 18s on anything to do with sex, relationships and contraception. There is a confidential helpline, open from 7am to midnight seven days a week.
tel: 0800 28 29 30

Teenage Health Freak

THF provide web-based, accurate and reliable health information to teenagers in a contemporary, cringe-free, entertaining and informative way.
tel: 0870 900 0019
email: Charlie@baigent.net

Terrence Higgins Trust

Offers help and support to people who are living with, know someone with, or think they might be at risk from HIV.
tel: 020 7242 1010
email: info@tht.org.uk


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