ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

General Advice

Youth Rights in Healthcare
 
Information regarding confidentiality, consent to treatment and feedback.
 
Samaritans
 
Samaritans are available round the clock, every single day of the year. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you. Calls are free and won’t show on your bill.
 
Telephone Website
 
116 123 Samaritans website
 
Childline
 
Whatever your worry - it's better out than in.
 
Telephone Website
 
0800 1111 Childline website
(Call Free)
 
NCH Support Workers
 
Practical help and information for 11 - 18 years olds in Somerset
 
Telephone  
 
Taunton 01823 256969
Bridgwater 01278 429273
Yeovil 01935 474973
Frome 01373 451307
 
Somerset Eating Disorders Association
 
Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
 
Telephone Website
 
01458 448600 Beat Website
 
Victim Support
 
Advice service for victims of crime including sex crimes.
 
Telephone Website
 
0808 168 9111 Victim Support website
(Call Free)

Addiction Advice

Frank
 
Information, help & advice on any drug related issue
 
Telephone Website
 
0800 776600 Talk to Frank website
(Call Free)
 
NHS Smokefree
 
Support on how to stop smoking
 
  Website
 
  NHS Smoke Free website
 
On the Level
 
Somerset service for under 18's wanting help with drug & alcohol use
 
Telephone
 
01749 836727

Sexual Health Advice

Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Service
 
Provides a ‘one stop shop’ which offers free and open-access to contraceptive and sexual health services to support healthy sexual and reproductive choices.
 
Telephone Website
 
0300 124 5010 Swish Services website
 
Sexually Transmitted Infections
 
Genita-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinics provide free testing & treatment
 
Telephone  
 
Taunton (Appts) 01823 252222
Health Advisor 01823 332182
 
Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
 
Free services, including young people's clinics across Somerset
 
Telephone Website
 
01823 364940 Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service website
     
Emergency Contraception
 
You have 3 days in which to act to try and prevent a pregnancy.

Help is available from any GP who provides contraceptive services or from Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service (see above). During Bank Holidays emergency contraception may be obtained through Accident & Emergency Depts.

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