Useful contacts

Organisations that can offer information and advice on talking to young people about sex, love and relationships.

Parenting


fpa (Family Planning Association)

The UK's leading sexual health charity, enabling people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health. Find information about Speakeasy courses, for parents and carers to talk to children and young people about sex and relationships. fpa runs a sexual health helpline and leaflets, sex and relationships education publications and resources, videos/DVDs,community projects with young people and parents and training programmes.
Speakeasy: 020 7608 5243
Email: speakeasy@fpa.org.uk
Sexual Health Direct Helpline: 0845 122 8690
Northern Ireland helpline: 0845 122 8687
Website: www.fpa.org.uk

NHS: Talking with teens about sex

Provides confidential advice on sexual health, contraception, emergency contraception and pregnancy options.
Website: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/sexualhealth/Pages/Talktoyourteen.aspx

Parentline: Time to talk about sex

Information about sex and relationships from the national charity for parents, including advice from other mums and dads, hints and tips, plus information about groups, workshops and helplines.
Website: www.parentlineplus.org.uk/index.php?id=182

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Sexual health


Condom Essential Wear

Sexual Health issues covered for young people, including contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted Infections, sexuality and clinics.
Website: www.condomessentialwear.com

fpa (Family Planning Association)

The UK's leading sexual health charity, enabling people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health. Find information about Speakeasy courses, for parents and carers to talk to children and young people about sex and relationships. fpa runs a sexual health helpline and leaflets, sex and relationships education publications and resources, videos/DVDs,community projects with young people and parents and training programmes.
Speakeasy: 020 7608 5243
Email: speakeasy@fpa.org.uk
Sexual Health Direct Helpline: 0845 122 8690
Northern Ireland helpline: 0845 122 8687
Website: www.fpa.org.uk

SWiSH - So What Is Sexual Health? Information for parents

Providing help and advice to parents, carers and professionals in talking about sex and delivering sex and relationships education, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Primary Care Trust. Also carries information for young people.
Website: www.swish.org.uk/?q=parents/home

Young People's Sexual Health

Suffolk NHS Primary Care's Trust website with information on Sexually Transmitted Infections and how to prevent them.
Website: www.ypsh.net

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Young people


Brook

Brook provides young people under 25 with free and confidential sexual health advice through Brook Advisory Centres, outreach work, the Ask Brook telephone helpline and their website.
Helpline: 0800 0185 023
Website: www.brook.org.uk

Like It Is

Created by Marie Stopes International, the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services, this site contains information on all aspects of sex education and teenage life.
Website: www.likeitis.org.uk

Mind, Body, Soul

Government website aimed at 14-16 year olds, containing information and advice on a range of issues including emotional and sexual health.
Website: www.mindbodysoul.gov.uk

RU Thinking

Information and advice for young adults on love sex and relationships.
Website: www.ruthinking.co.uk

Teenage Health Freak

Website for teenagers, including the facility to e-mail questions on a wide range of medical and sexual issues.
Website: www.teenagehealthfreak.org

The Site

General information and lifestyle website for young people, with a section on sex and relationships.
Website: www.thesite.org.uk

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Homosexuality


Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG)

National organisation offering support to parents and their gay, lesbian and bisexual sons and daughters, with 18 telephone helplines across the UK, parents' groups which hold regular meetings and useful online booklets.
Helpline: 0845 652 0311
Email: info@fflag.org.uk
Website: www.fflag.org.uk

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Information, support and referral for any issue relating to lesbian, gay or bisexual life.
Helpline: 020 7837 7324
Email: admin@llgs.org.uk
Website: www.llgs.org.uk

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation

Accessible community, health and support services for gay, lesbian and bisexual people including face to face counseling, clinical services, a helpline and a range of support groups.
Helpline: 0845 330 3030
Website: www.lgf.org.uk

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Staying safe


Chatdanger

How to avoid potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, instant messaging, online games, email and on mobiles.
Website: www.chatdanger.com

Directgov: Staying safe online

Information from the government for young people about staying safe in online chat rooms and message boards.
Website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/CrimeAndJustice/KeepingSafe/DG_10027670

Thinkuknow

Information for parents, teachers and young people about how to stay safe on the internet.
Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

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Everything parents ever wanted their children to know about sex, love and relationships but were too embarrassed to tell them

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