Help and Advice
Below are some contacts that can help answer any questions or worries you may have. All of these offer free and confidential advice (they won't tell anyone that you've called). Quite often the answer is quite simple but do call as it's best to be sure even if you think you're question might be embarrassing or difficult to answer.
ChildLine call free 0800 11 11 ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Sexwise 0800 282930 sexwise is a helpline that offers free, confidential advice on sex, relationships and contraception.
Teenadvice has some useful advice about periods.
Women's Health Concern provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns including a helpline 0845 123 2319 and email advice. A good source for useful advice about periods.
Respond Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others.
NAPAC NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. They are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood. If you were abused as a child and are looking for support they may be able to help.
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, UK charity specialising in child protection.
Care for the Family 029 2081 0800 offer family orientated advice and information.
Love for Life has an extensive range of resources and links to help young people who wish to choose the best time for their first sexual experiences.
Islington Healthy Schools Updates The healthy schools update provides useful information on PSHE education and citizenship, healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing as well as outstanding professional development opportunities. Subscription costs £20 per school and will be sent out in January and March, if your school would like to subscribe contact Michelle Foster on email@example.com
For skincare issues Acne Help is a good starting point with some useful links and information.
The Site useful range of teen based information including advice about visiting a Sexual Assault Referral Centre.
MadMums helpful and supportive information, especially useful for first time mothers.