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Urgent calls: 01749 342314

Advice for young people

General Advice

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 116 123 Samaritans website
Childline
Whatever your worry – it’s better out than in.
Telephone 0800 1111 (Call Free) Childline website
NCH Support Workers
Practical help and information for 11 – 18 years olds in Somerset
Taunton Telephone 01823 256969
Bridgwater Telephone 01278 429273
Yeovil Telephone 01935 474973
Frome Telephone 01373 451307
Somerset Eating Disorders Association
Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Telephone 01458 448600 Beat Website
Victim Support
Advice service for victims of crime including sex crimes.
Telephone 0808 168 9111 (Call Free) Victim Support website

Addiction Advice

Frank
Information, help & advice on any drug related issue
Telephone 0800 776600 (Call Free) Talk to Frank website
NHS Smokefree
Support on how to stop smoking
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 0300 124 5010 Swish Services website
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Genita-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinics provide free testing & treatment
Taunton (Appts) Telephone 01823 252222
Health Advisor Telephone 01823 332182
Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
Free services, including young people’s clinics across Somerset
Telephone 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.