Sexual Health

Thinking about having sex?

Whether your in a new relationship or with someone you new you really like, you’re probably feeling new things and might be having new feelings about having sex. Although it is an exciting time there are some things to think about and getting the right advice before you make any decisions can be a worth while choice.

The Turnaround Centre 51-55 South End Croydon (next to Zizzi’s) provide a free and confidential sexual health clinic for young people every Wednesday 3-5pm every Wednesday. Don’t worry about making an appointment simply turn up and your be seen as soon as possible! For more information see flyer Croydon A5 Leaflets – Turnaround Centre

Where can I go to get contraception?

Contraception is free for most people in the UK, and there are lots of different types to choose from. Find out what’s available and where you can get it. Click here to find a list of sexual health clinics around Croydon.

Had sex and something went wrong? Worried about an STI/ STD?

If you’ve had unprotected sex, problems with a condom coming off or splitting, or been sick whilst using the contraceptive pill try not to panic! See below a list of services that can provide you with support and advice about what to do next:

Croydon Sexual Health Clinics

Brook Young People’s Information Service Tel: 0808 802 1234 www.brook.org.uk

The Sexual Health Helpline Tel: 0800 567 123 www.condomessentialwear.co.uk

Sexwise Tel: 0800 28 29 30 www.ruthinking.co.uk

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexandyoungpeople

For Free, Confidential, Health Information for Young People in and around Croydon, view the Young Person’s Information Card

Feeling scared?

If you need advice and support around domestic violence or abuse then there is local contact information below:

The Family Justice Centre: The centre is run by a multi-skilled team that works to provide you and your family access to support services. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a confidential and safe way.

The Family Justice Centre is open for drop-in and appointments every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 4pm.

You can call the helpline on 020 8688 0100

Email: fjc@croydon.gov.uk

Women’s Aid Tel: 0808 200-

247 Freephone 24 hr

National Domestic Violence Helpline tel: 0808 2000 247  Website:www.womensaid.org.uk

Refuge website: www.refuge.org.ukhttp://refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/help-for-teenage-girls/

Mental Health

Caring about and maintaining our mental health is as important as our physical health. With only one brain and one body  it’s our job to keep them running in the best way we can by paying attention to and working to improve our mental and physical health. But just as our bodies can become unwell, so can our minds AND its more common than you might think – three children in every classroom may have a mental health problem.

Talking about mental health can be really difficult whether its talking about yourself, someone you know or a family member. But remember there is support, guidance and advice when ever your ready please see below just some of the services that can provide you with some guidance on how to deal with mental health:

Young minds

Parenting Volunteer Peer Advocacy Service for free, confidential, independent advice.  Promoting positive mental health in parents.  Contact 020 8763 6730 or email parenting@mindincroydon.org.uk.

Website:  www.mindincroydon.org.uk

Croydon Drop in 

Croydon Drop in Croydon Drop In is a charitable organisation which exists to support young people aged 11 to 25 years old who live, work or study in the borough of Croydon. They will offer a range of services to help you deal with any difficult feelings, problems or concerns, or to help you with self discovery. As well as free confidential counselling sessions offered  on a weekly, one-to-one, basis, over a period of weeks or months, Croydon Drop in can offer an additional range of services including: