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HYP Southwark

Free, confidential sexual health services for people aged 24 and under in Southwark.

Access contraception and emergency contraception, STI testing, free condoms and more.

HYP Southwark operates a free and confidential service for people aged 24 and under in Southwark, offering sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing and wellbeing support.

HYP stands for Healthy Young People, and is a partnership between Brook and Change Grow Live (CGL). An overview of services available at HYP Southwark can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the HYP Southwark website.

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Free condoms

C-Card is a free and confidential condom distribution scheme for young people aged between 13-25. One you’re signed up, you’ll be able to get external and internal condoms and lube for free from a number of outlets.

Find out about the C-Card scheme and how to sign up.

STI testing

If you’re 24 or under, you can get tested for STIs at any of our clinical services for free.

You can also request an STI home test kit online or pick one up from a number of locations. It’s quick, easy and completely confidential.

Find out more about STI testing and treatment.

Get in touch

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on 07500 971857 or email Southwark@Brook.org.uk. Our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever is going on.

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Contact Us

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on 07500 971857 and leave a message or email Southwark@Brook.org.uk.

How can HYP Southwark help me?

HYP Southwark brings together a skilled and experienced team from both Brook and Change Grow Live.

Our front line team includes reception workers, wellbeing support workers, nurses and young people’s resilience workers. All staff are trained to support young people with their general health and wellbeing in addition to supporting them with their sexual health or around their use of drugs and alcohol.

Whatever is going on, our friendly team will support you with whatever you need, even if you’re not sure exactly what that is yet. All of our services are free and confidential.

We offer:


Free condoms

The C-Card is a free and confidential condom distribution scheme for young people aged 24 and under living to enable safe and easy access of external condoms, internal condoms and lube.

To access free condoms you will need to register with the scheme by accessing your local C-Card provider.

Once registered, you will be provided with a keyring card that has a unique number and on it to enable you to access condoms more easily as you will be able to present the keyring to any of the services identified on the map below and receive condoms.


Free STI testing

Young people aged 24 and under can access confidential, safe and easy access to testing and treatment for STIs from HYP Southwark.

You can also get a free STI home test kit from Sexual Health London. Postal kits are sent directly to the address you provide, and you can then send the test back in the free post envelope provided. testing is a simple and non-invasive urine test or vaginal swab that you complete yourself. All results are sent to you confidentially.

Brook recommends testing two weeks after unprotected sex (sex without a condom) to ensure an accurate result.

Please note:

The current testing kits supplied are only suitable for vaginal swabs or urine samples. If you have had unprotected anal or oral sex we recommend that you contact a clinic directly so that we can ensure you are provided with the appropriate testing.

Visiting a clinic

COVID-19 Update

HYP Southwark services are still running for young people aged 24 and under.

It is important to continue to look after your sexual health and contraception needs during this time. Our services won’t judge you for getting in touch.

Under normal circumstances, all of the below services are open, however some of them are closed until further notice, so please call ahead to find out if they are open.

We usually offer walk-in services at the below venues, however in response to Covid-19 our clinics are following special measures to keep our staff and visitors safe. HYP Southwark is currently offering phone appointments during which referrals to a face-to-face service will be made if necessary.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

There are various HYP sites in Southwark. The service at Cambridge House is available to all young people under 25 living in Southwark, while the rest are only for the young people attending those organisations. You can find out more about these sites and services by calling HYP Southwark on 07500 971857 or emailing Southwark@Brook.org.uk.

Cambridge House

Address: 1 Addington Square, Camberwell, London, SE5 0HF

Opening times:
Monday & Thursday, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Contact: 07500 971857

BOSCO College

Address: 281 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4RS

Opening times:
Tuesday, 9.30am – 1.30pm

This service is for BOSCO College students, and only runs during term-time.

City of London Academy

Address: 240 Lynton Rd, London SE1 5LA

This service is for City of London Academy students, and only runs during term-time. 

The Charter School

Address: Red Post Hill, Herne Hill, London SE24 9JH
This service is for The Charter School students, and only runs during term-time.

Cavendish School

Address: Lady Gomm House, 58 Hawkstone Rd, London SE16 2PA
This service is for Cavendish School students, and only runs during term-time.

Southwark College Campus

Address: 25 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Opening times:
Wednesday, 12-2pm

This service is for Southwark College students, and only runs during term-time.

Southwark Inclusive Learning Service

Address: 2 Davey St, London SE15 6LF

Youth Offending Service

Address: Southwark Council, 47B E Dulwich Rd, East Dulwich, London SE22 9AN

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