Essex Sexual Health
We provide free, confidential, non-judgemental service available to the people of Essex regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.
0300 003 1212
We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703
Mermaids has been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
0808 801 0400
On healthtalk.org you can find out about what it’s like to live with a health condition, by watching other people share their stories.Our health affects every aspect of our lives. This website helps to prepare you for what’s ahead, beyond the symptoms and treatments.Healthtalk.org contains hundreds of real people’s stories. These stories are collected by academic researchers who interview people in their own homes, using their own words.
Looking after your sexual health Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health as well as your emotional and social wellbeing. It's important to take care of your sexual health and to talk about sex and relationships with your loved ones.
Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed.An STI can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex.STIs can pass between men and women, and from women to women and men to men.
We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.
03000 683 000
Young Minds – ADHD and Mental Health
Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy or not being able to easily control your behaviour are some of the symptoms of ADHD. Find out more about ADHD and how to get help.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 41 41
It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.
Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. There to help young people take on any challenge they are facing – from mental health to money problems, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them online or by using their free, confidential helpline.
0808 808 4994
Want someone to understand or advice to help a friend? Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Consent to treatment for young people
Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.
Whether you’re moving to secondary school, jumping into the world of work, starting a new relationship or just feeling a bit stressed, we’ve asked those who’ve been through it to share their wisdom.