For advice about sex, see the following support links
NHS 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 10am - 12 midnight every day)
Like It Is
Online advice about sex
Offering a confidential helpline, online enquiry service and text information service. Ask Brook is available free and in confidence to all young people under 25.
0808 802 1234 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm)
Text your question:
07717 989 023 (Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm)
Marie Stopes International
Offering a range of services online and via UK centres
0845 300 8090 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Sexual Health Line
For confidential information or advice on sexual health. You don’t even have to give your name for advice on what to do if you’ve had unprotected sex, or to find local services or clinics.
0800 567 123 (free, confidential, 24 hours a day, every day).
The Young Lovers Guide
Offering advice on sex education for young people.
Offering confidential counselling to anyone up to the age of 18 and further information available online.
0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Providing a helpline and email service helping young people find the best support whatever their problem. Join the web chat on-line.
0808 808 4994 (lines open 1pm - 11pm every day)
Offering advice to young adults needing support and guidance through life, with online advisers to questions on relationships, problems with your partner, arguments with your family and more.
For Parents or Concerned Adults
Providing advice and support about sexual health, pregnancy, sex and relationships.
0845 122 8690 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
0845 122 8687 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm).
BPAS - British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Providing telephone support and information to help women, including the parents of young teens with pregnancy decisions.
08457 30 40 30 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Offering help and support to anyone in a parenting role on parenting problems.
0808 800 22 22 (lines open 24 hours a day)
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.
Advice for parents.
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 landline. 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 landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.