Useful Links

If you haven't found what you're looking for on the Brook web site, you may find the links below useful.

Abortion Support Network

www.abortionsupport.org.uk
Helpline: 07897 611 593 - call or text
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ASN is a volunteer-run organisation that provides, financial assistance, accommodation in volunteer homes, and confidential, non-judgemental information to women in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who are travelling to England to access a safe and legal abortion. Funding is available on a case by case basis.

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Avert

www.avert.org.uk
International AIDS & Medical Research charity. Has a comprehensive website featuring over 100 pages on HIV/AIDS, including sections aimed specifically at young people.

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Beaumont Society

www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
Information line: 01582 412 220. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual.  As well as being a support network, the society keenly promotes the better understanding of the conditions of transgender, transvestism and gender dysphoria in society, thereby creating and improving tolerance and acceptance of these conditions by a wider public.

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Boys' Development Project

www.boysdevelopmentproject.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7732 9409
The Boys’ Development Project increases boys’ and young men’s life options and achievement.

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BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)

www.bpas.org.uk
Telephone: 08457 30 40 30
National network of 18 clinics and 35 centres across England, Wales and Scotland providing options for dealing with unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception, free pregnancy testing and vasectomy services. Non judgemental advisors are specialist and will recommend the best option for you. bpas talks to more than 70,000 women every year of all ages.

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ChildLine

www.childline.org.uk
National helpline: 0800 1111. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Click here for email and live chat services.

ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the ChildLine message boards.

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Children's Legal Centre

www.childrenslegalcentre.com
Child Law Adviceline: 0808 802 0008. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Provides information on all aspects of child law in England and Wales, for parents, carers and professionals via its website.

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Department of Health

www.dh.gov.uk
Provide health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

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Education for Choice

www.efc.org.uk
Education For Choice is dedicated to enabling young people to make and act on informed choices about pregnancy and abortion. Provides information for young people about sex and relationships education, abortion, unplanned pregnancy and where to go for help.

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Endometriosis UK

www.endometriosis-uk.org
Helpline: 0808 808 2227

Provide information and support about endometriosis, and work to increase understanding through campaigning and awareness.

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Family Lives

www.familylives.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 2222. Open 24 hours a day.

Registered charity, offering support to anyone parenting a child. Works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents. Including free phone helpline, Skype, live chat and email services, courses for parents, innovative projects and information for parents.

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Fatherhood Institute

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org
News, research, policy and practical work with young fathers. Produce a range of resources aimed at new fathers and young fathers to help deal with parenthood. They collate the research on fatherhood, help shape the government's family policy, influencing the public debate on fathers and provide training for family services to be father-inclusive.

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FPA

www.fpa.org.uk
The FPA is the UK's leading sexual health charity whose purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health. Use their site to search for contraception clinics (including clinics just for young people) and sexually transmitted infection testing clinics. They also provide information through online resources. 

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Fertility UK

www.fertilityuk.org
This service provides comprehensive and objective information to the general public and health professionals on all aspects of fertility awareness. This includes fertility awareness education for couples planning pregnancy, natural family planning, a range of educational resources, and an online list of contacts for local accredited NFP teachers.

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Get Connected

www.getconnected.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 open 1pm-11pm every day.
Click here to email them via their website.

Get Connected provides support and help to young people by emotionally supporting them as they explain what's going on. They can help explore the options available to the young person and enable them to get in touch with the service that can help them best, by connecting the young person to services for free.

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Gingerbread

www.gingerbread.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 802 0925. Open 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday; opem 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm on Wednesday.

They provide support, and advice for single parents, and they also campaign on issues affecting single parents.

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Herpes Virus Association

www.herpes.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 123 2305

Provides a wealth of information about the herpes virus (genital herpes and facial cold sores) including information about transmission, testing, treatment as well as over the counter treatments.

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Like it is

http://www.likeitis.org/indexuk.html
This website gives young people access to information about all aspects of sex education and teenage life, including pregnancy, periods, STIs, sex, peer pressure, sexuality, contraception, emergency contraception and puberty.

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LGBT Youth Scotland

www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Scotland's largest youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) organisation. They work to improve the health and well-being of LGBT youth and LGBT communities in Scotland.

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London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LLGS)

www.llgs.org.uk
Helpline: 020 7837 7324 (daily 10am -11pm)
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Click here for online instant messaging service.
Information database: http://queery.org.uk

LLGS provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality. All volunteers identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, so the person answering the telephone will have an understanding of your situation. Volunteers don't judge you or tell you what to do; but provide support, information, and discuss relevant options.

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Marie Stopes

www.mariestopes.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 300 8090. open 24 hours a day.
Live Chat facility

Provide private and some NHS abortions as well as other sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Have a nationwide network of centres providing information, advice and professional care.

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MEIC Cymru

www.meiccymru.org
Helpline: 0808 802 3456. Open 24 hours a day.
Text: 84001

Information, advice and support helpline for children and young people, up to 25 years old, in Wales.

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Mencap

http://www.mencap.org.uk/
Mencap Direct: 0808 808 1111

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all their services support people to live life as they choose.

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Mermaids

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Information line: 0208 123 4819. Open 3pm-7pm, Monday-Friday.

A support group for gender variant children, teenages, and their parents.

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National Childbirth Trust

www.nct.org.uk/home
Pregnancy and birth Helpline: 0300 330 0772. Open 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday.
Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 330 0771. Open 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday.
Postnatal Helpline: 0300 330 0773. Open 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday.

UK's largest charity for parents helping mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. Offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents. Also has an online search to find your local NCT branch.

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National Office of Statistics

www.statistics.gov.uk
Telephone: 0845 601 3034
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Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, and some data from government departments and devolved administrations. It is the UK's home of official statistics, reflecting Britain's economy, population and society at national and local level. Summary stories and detailed data releases are published here free of charge.

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NHS Choices – Sexual Health

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealthtopics/Pages/Sexual-health-hub.aspx

NHS Choices sexual health pages have lots of information on the body and sexual health for people of all ages.

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NHS Direct

England - NHS Direct: 0845 46 47 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Wales - NHS Diirect: 0845 46 47 www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk
Scotland - NHS 24: 08454 24 24 24 www.nhs24.com

NHS Direct aims to provide information and advice about health, illness and health services, to enable patients to make decisions about their healthcare and that of their families. Provide health information online and via their helpline 24 hours a day.

Northern Ireland: www.n-i.nhs.uk - There is no equivalent of NHS Direct in Northern Ireland, but this site provides details information about local health services.

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NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk
Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 for anyone concerned about a child. Open 24 hours a day.
Text service: 88858
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Childline: 0800 1111 for young people in need of support.

NSPCC aim to put an end to child cruelty by giving children the help, support and environment they need to stay safe from cruelty, by finding ways of working with communities to keep children safe from cruelty and to be someone to turn to for children and young people. They also work to achieve cultural, social and political change: influencing legislation, policy, practice, public attitudes and behaviours and delivering services for the benefit of young people.

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Scottish Child Law Centre

www.sclc.org.uk
Helpline: 0800 328 8970
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Helps children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing expert legal advice and information through our advice line, email and text services. Also provide training on the law and children's rights to groups and individuals across Scotland, and offer a range of leaflets and publications on various issues.

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Sex Worth talking About

 

www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout/Pages/sex-worth-talking-about.aspx

Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you'll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health at Sex Worth Talking About.

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Sexperience

http://sexperienceuk.channel4.com/

The website of Channel 4's The Sex Education Show.

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Sexual Advice Association

www.sda.uk.net
Helpline: 0207 486 7262 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm).
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The SDA is a charity aiming to help sufferers of male and female sexual problems and their partners and to raise awareness of the extent to which sexual conditions affect the general population.

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Teenage Health Freak

www.teenagehealthfreak.org

Aim to provide accurate and reliable online health information to teenagers in a cringe-free, entertaining and informative way. Information on puberty, STIs, pregnancy, contraception and much more.

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Teenage Pregnancy Research

www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/healthandwellbeing/teenagepregnancy

The Department for Education website provide Information, research and papers related to teenage pregnancy and the national efforts to reduce the rate of women aged under-18 becoming pregnant.

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Terence Higgins Trust (THT)

www.tht.org.uk
THT Direct: 0808 802 1221. Open from 10am-10pm on weekdays, and 12pm-6pm on weekends.

THT was set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since. THT believe that a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all. They provide information and support about HIV and AIDS from their website and helpline, and email services.

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The Site

www.askthesite.org.uk
Website providing information on sex and relationships, work and study, travel and free time, health and wellbeing and much more. You can also ask a question online and receive a personalised reply on any of the issues above.

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Women's Aid

www.womensaid.org.uk
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247. Open 24 hours.

The national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence service across the UK.

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YES - Youth Enquiry Service, Jersey

www.yes.je

Project aimed at helping young people to access up-to-date and accurate information, to make informed choices on a range of things in their lives.

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Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk
National charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people under 25. Offers information to young people about mental health and emotional well-being.

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Youth Access

www.youthaccess.org.uk

The national membership organisation for young people's information, advice, counselling and support services. Youth access is the largets provider of advice and counselling services in the UK, on issues as diverse as sexual health, mental health, relationships, homelessness and benefits.

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