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 E-mail Website
     
116 123 Click here Click here
     
Housing Support
     
Telephone E-mail Website
  Click here Click here
0300 303 8588    
     
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 E-mail Website
0808 801 0711    
  Click here Click here
     
Victim Support
 
Advice service for victims of crime including sex crimes.
     
Telephone E-mail Website
     
0300 303 1972 (Avon and Somerset) or 08 08 16 89 111 Click here Click here
     
Childline
 
Help with loads of issues like abuse, bullying, exams, drugs and self harm.
     
Telephone   Website
     
0800 1111   Click here

Addiction Advice

Frank
 
Information, help & advice on any drug related issue
     
Telephone E-mail Website
     
0300 123 6600 Click Here Click here
     
NHS Smokefree
 
Support on how to stop smoking
     
Telephone Contact Website
     
  Click here Click here
     
Substance abuse advice
 
Somerset service for under 18's wanting help with drug & alcohol use
     
Telephone    
     
01749 836561    

Sexual Health Advice

Sexually Transmitted Infections
 
SWISH (Somerset Wide integrated sexual health)
     
     
     
0300 124 5010    
     
     
Sexual Health Line
 
Information and advice on sexually transmitted infections, HIV, & AIDS
     
Telephone    
     

0800 567123 (call free) changing to

0300 123 7123

   
     
Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
 
See SWISH above
     
     
     
     
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 and some chemists.

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