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.

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