Useful Information

If you're looking for support or advice about a health issue, we've got expert advice and specially selected contact information to help.

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BBC Health: This site gives you lots of information on general health and advice.

BBC News - Health: Read the latest health news stories, features and analysis.

Radio 1 Surgery pages: Sex and relationships help and advice.

External Websites

Diabetes UK: Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Seek Diabetes Awareness: Seek Diabetes Awareness is a U.K. registered Charity dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and outcomes amongst black and minority ethnic (BME) groups.

British Heart Foundation: The nation's heart charity who's vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease.

South Asian Health Foundation: Aims to promote improvements in the quality of, and access to, healthcare and health promotion in South Asians.

Health Exchange: Provide you with information and support to help you decide on the lifestyle changes you want to make, and we also help you make and continue those changes.

NHS Change4life: Here to help you and the kids eat well and get active.

Brook provides sexual health services and advice for all young people under 25. Ask Brook offers a confidential helpline, online enquiry service and text information service.

The Family Planning Association provides straightforward information, advice and support to all people across the UK on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships. You can call their helpline and ask their highly skilled and trained staff all sorts of questions about contraception, common sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy. All calls are confidential.

  • The helpline number is 0845 122 8690 and is open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
  • Go to FPA website

Naz Project London provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to targeted Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in London. You can get in touch by phone.

Sex Worth Talking About is a website that provides straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, including Teen talk, a section specially designed for young people.

Straight Talking raises young people's awareness of the problems associated with teenage parenthood with the aim of reducing the high rates of teenage pregnancy. They work to give young people an understanding of what it is really like to be a teenage parent, as told by teenage mothers and fathers.

The Race Equality Foundation seeks to overcome barriers and promote race equality in health, housing and social care.

Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline that gives young people under 25 the support and information they need to decide what they want to do next, whatever their situation. This includes a free referral to over 13,000 different services.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is a leading parenting charity. Each year the charity supports hundreds of thousands of parents through a life-changing experience, offering expert information and trusted practical and emotional support through the website, the nationwide network of 300 local branches, free helplines, antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes.

Terrance Higgins Trust is an HIV and sexual health charity which offers a wide range of support services, including emotional support and information by phone, help with accessing HIV testing, treatment advice and counselling. Whatever your sexuality, HIV status, gender, cultural background or ethnic origin, THT has services set up with your needs in mind. If you're affected by HIV, then they'll try to help.

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

  • Call their helpline on 0845 12 21 200 from 10am until 10pm on weekdays, and from 12noon until 6pm at weekends.
  • Go to LLGS website

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Rape Crisis (in England and Wales)

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Northern Ireland

  • Tel: 028 9032 9002

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Survivors UK (for men and boys who have been sexually assaulted)

Rights of Women (runs a Sexual Violence Legal Advice line)

Forced Marriage (The FMU helps British Nationals overseas and anyone in the UK who is at risk of, or a victim of, forced marriage.)

Hide your Tracks

Hiding where you've been online


If you're using a public computer (at school, the library, home, wherever) the next person who uses that computer might be able to see the pages you've been looking at.

You can hide your tracks by deleting your browser's history.

With Internet Explorer

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options
  2. Make sure you're on the General tab
  3. Click Clear History and say Yes to any boxes that pop up.
  4. Rejoice, because you are done.

With Firefox

  1. Click Tools > Options
  2. Make sure you're on the Privacy tab
  3. Click Clear Browsing History Now and say Yes to any boxes that pop up.
  4. That is all.


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