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Counselling and support for young people

Counselling is where you can explore thoughts and feelings which could be getting on top of you.  You are the explorer, the counsellor is a companion who won’t judge you.  Big difficulties in life are often untangled in this way.

​Information and advice for parents and young people

If you are a young person looking for advice on sexual health or pregnancy issues, or a parent seeking information on talking to teenagers about sex, there are many websites and helplines designed to meet your needs – too many for us to list them all here.  A good start is the list of websites below and they will contain links to others.

Brook Young People’s Clinic

Provides a free confidential sexual health advice and services to young people under 25.  Your nearest Brook drop-in centre is in central Bristol:

3rd Floor
The Station
Silver Street
Bristol
BS1 2AG
Tel: 0117 9290090

Appointments and drop-in available – open Monday – Saturday

Family Planning Association

UK’s leading sexual health charity. Our purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.

Web: http://www.fpa.org.uk/

Marie Stopes

An international charity providing a range of information and services including abortion, contraception, screening, sexuality and puberty (there are costs associated with these services)

Web: https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/

Tel: 0845 300 8090

EACH

Educational action challenging homophobia – offers one-to-one support to individuals who have been, or continue to be, the target of homophobic incidents or crime in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. You can also call the EACH Actionline on 0808 1000 143.

Web: http://www.each.education/

For information on a whole range of services in the South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset area, go to: www.1bigdatabase.org.uk

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