Useful Links

NHS Choices

The website for young people giving a wealth of information on sex, relationships, contraception and more!

Sex Wise

Helpline for under 19s open 7am till midnight every day
Free, Confidential Helpline 0800 28 29 30

Ask Brook

Young People’s Sexual Health Information Service
Free, Confidential Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Tel: 0800 0185 023

24-Hour Information Line on 020 7950 7700

Text Brook: Create a new text message, with the keywords ‘BROOK INFO’. Send your message to 81222. You will then receive a list of options of information topics to choose from. Select the number of the topic that you want. Press reply, type in the number and send. Your text will be directed to an automated service and you should receive a reply within a few minutes.

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Whether you’ve got a question about employment, education, sport, leisure, travel, health or money issues, you’ll find the information in the Fax – and much more!

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality from all over the country.

Confidential Help Line open Daily 10am – 11pm 020 7837 7324
Confidential Text Line open Daily 10am – 11pm 020 7689 8501

The STAR Project

The STAR Project is available to females and males, aged 14 and over, who have suffered a recent rape or sexual assault. All clients must live in the West Yorkshire area. Clients do not have to report the incident to the Police in order to access the service. The project is not designed to support young people or adults who were abused as children.

Confidential Helpline Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Tel: 01924 298 954
There is a confidential answer phone which you can use to leave messages outside of these times.

You can also email us at: star@starproject.vianw.co.uk
14 Laburnum Road, P.O. Box 9, Wakefield, WF1 3QP

Teenage Health Freak

Comprehensive website for teenagers, including facility of email questions on a wide range of medical and sexual issues.

Yorkshire MESMAC

MESMAC offer a range of support services to men who have sex with men.

Contact: Andy Mullen
Address: PO Box 267, Bradford, BD1 5XT
Tel: 01274 395815

Barnado’s Missing In Yorkshire Kirklees Service

This service is available for young people who are vulnerable to being drawn into inappropriate relationships.

Contact: Julie Derricutt
Address: Fartown High School, Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD2 1DJ
Tel: 01484 469276
Freephone number: (young people only) 0800 163 776

Childline

Free, Confidential National Helpline for any young person wanting information/support on a wide range of issues.
Telephone: 0800 1111
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Counselling Directory

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help.

The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.


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